Michael Tolliver lives

Armistead Maupin


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Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael Tolliver has learned to embrace the sacred dailiness of life, the loving connections that sustain him in the hardest of times. This journey takes him from the garden of a troublesome client, to the bed of a younger man, to the parlour of a wise octogenarian.

ISBN: 9781804994306 Category:


The seventh novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

‘Tender-hearted and frolicsome? A tale of long-lost friends and unrealised dreams, of fear and regret, of penance and redemption, and of the unshakeable sense that this world we love, this life we live, this drama on which we all play, does indeed go by much too fast’ New York Times

Nearly two decades after ending his iconic Tales of the City saga of San Francisco life, Armistead Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero Michael Tolliver-the fifty-five-year-old sweet-spirited gardener and survivor of the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers-for a single day at once mundane and extraordinary… and filled with the everyday miracles of living.

Hurdling barriers both social and sexual, Maupin leads the eccentric tenants of Barbary Lane through heartbreak and triumph, through nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences in a sexually-liberated San Francisco. The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers.

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Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2 cm












813.54 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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