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San Francisco 1976 A naïve young secretary fresh out of Cleveland tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios pot growing landladies cut throat debutantes and Jockey Shorts dance contests The saga that ensues is manic romantic tawdry touching and outrageous—unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin


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    Tales of the City is not great literature That's not what Maupin's aiming for In what is the first and best book in a six part series constructed from a serial column in the San Francisco Chronicle Tales of the City is smart guilty entertainment at its best It's a soap opera But like say Six Feet Under Tales of the City purports to be little than a creative and intelligent soap opera Taken as such it is a delight Vivid characters A setting San Francisco that Maupin gives an almost pop up book feel And addictive storytelling Tales of the City is an escapist read And itself an exercise in escapism using what San Francisco represents in the popular imagination to open wide a world of freedom and possibility within its pages and without