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Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Author(s): Armistead Maupin

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s



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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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I can only invite you to enter the charmed world of San Francisco, with its pyramid, its entry-level drug and club nightclub scene, the beginnings of the the fitness and muscle craze and the...

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