Tales of the City Book 8 - Mary Ann in Autumn
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Sassy, irreverent and curious, Maupin continues to explore the boundaries of the human experience with insight, compassion and mordant wit.
Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a television career in New York.
Now, a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her oldest friend, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gay gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband.
Mary Ann finds temporary refuge in the couple's backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of fifty-seven, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes.
Soon, with the help of Facebook and a few old friends, she begins to re-engage with life, only to confront fresh terrors when her speckled past comes back to haunt her in a way she could never have imagined.
"A consummate entertainer... It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly"
Edmund White ― The Times Literary Supplement
"Maupin is a richly gifted comic author"
"San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin"