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In the Spotlight: Armistead Maupin

The Book: "I'm a fabulist by trade," warns Gabriel Noone, a late-night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life: his crumbling ten-year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality. Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen-year-old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years. But when this virtual father-son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues. Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener.

Amazon: The Night Listener
Amazon Kindle: The Night Listener
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (July 25, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061120200
ISBN-13: 978-0061120206

Other Books in the List:

Michael Tolliver Lives. New York: HarperCollins. 2007.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060761369
Amazon: Michael Tolliver Lives

Mary Ann in Autumn. New York: HarperCollins. 2010.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061470899
Amazon: Mary Ann in Autumn

The first Tales of the City

Tales of the City. New York: Harper & Row. 1978.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 29, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061358304
Amazon: Tales of the City

More Tales of the City. New York: Harper & Row. 1980.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 5, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060929383
Amazon: More Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City. New York: Harper & Row. 1982.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 7, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060924926
Amazon: Further Tales of the City

Babycakes. New York: Harper & Row. 1984.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; 8th Printing edition (January 7, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060924837
Amazon: Babycakes

Significant Others. New York: Harper & Row. 1987.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 6, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060964081
Amazon: Significant Others

Sure of You. New York: Harper & Row. 1989.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 7, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060924845
Amazon: Sure of You

The Author: Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam.

Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In 1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Maupin is the author of ten novels, including the seven-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Mary Ann in Autumn. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.


Top Gay Novels List (*)

First Decade (2000-2009): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.htm

Second Decade (2010-2019): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.2.htm

*only one title per author, only print books released after January 1, 2000.

Note: I remember to my friends that guest reviews of the above listed books (the top 100 Gay Novels) are welcome, just send them to me and I will post with full credits to the reviewer.

Other titles not in the top 100 list:

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