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									Armistead MaupinArmistead Maupin
During the ‘70s and ‘80s, Armistead Maupin introduced the world to the diverse inhabitants of 28 Barbary Lane in his pioneering serial, Tales of the City. The serial went on to spawn a successful succession of books and television miniseries. Although Maupin brought an end to Tales of the City in 1989, he continues to write non-series novels, such as Maybe the Moon and the riveting The Night Listener.

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Fact File

Name:
Armistead Maupin
Current Home:
San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
May 13, 1944
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill





Maupin's Latest

Published Works

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Michael Tolliver Lives, Author: 
								Armistead Maupin.

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Michael Tolliver Lives
by Armistead Maupin
Maupin denies that this is a seventh volume of his beloved Tales of the City, but - happily - that's exactly what it is, with style and invention galore. When we left the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, it was 1989, and Michael "Mouse" Tolliver was coping with the supposed death sentence of HIV. Now, improved drug cocktails have given him a new life, while regular shots of testosterone and doses of Viagra allow him a rich and inventive sex life with a new boyfriend, Ben. Number 28 Barbary Lane itself is no more, but its former tenants are doing well, for the most part, in diaspora. Maupin introduces a dazzling variety of real-life reference points, but the story belongs to Mouse, whose chartings of the transgressive, multigendered sex trends of San Francisco are every bit as lovable as Mouse's original wet jockey shorts contest in the very first Tales, back in 1978.
Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Maybe the Moon, Author: 
								Armistead Maupin.
*  Tales of the City (1978)
*  More Tales of the City (1980)
*  Further Tales of the City  (1982)
*  Babycakes (1984)
*  Significant Others (1987)
*  Sure of You (1989)
*  Maybe the Moon (1992)
*  The Night Listener (2000)
*  Michael Tolliver Lives (2007)

*  See the Armistead Maupin chronology


Tales of the City

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Tales of the City, Author: 
								Armistead Maupin.

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Tales of the City
by Armistead Maupin
Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture -- from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era. Be sure to check out more Tales novels in the series:

*  More Tales of the City   by Armistead Maupin
*  Further Tales of the City   by Armistead Maupin
*  Babycakes   by Armistead Maupin
*  Significant Others   by Armistead Maupin



A Return to Barbary Lane?

Although Maupin has more than proved that there is life after Tales of the City, his fans still want to know if he will be revisiting the folks at Barbary Lane sometime in the future. Well, all Maupin had to say on that subject on literarybent.com is, "I never say never about anything, so it's not inconceivable that at some point in the future I may get really desperate and write a stocking stuffer called Christmas at Barbary Lane. But don't bank on it."

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