Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Author(s): Armistead Maupin

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s



Buy Now

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.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Book Reviews

Lead Review

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...

Read review

Latest Blogs

Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020