About this book
Paperback edition of the new novel in Maupin's acclaimed "Tales Of The City" series. Maupin revisits Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner, and one of the most beloved gay characters in fiction, 20 years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life. This time, he lets the now 55 year old gardener tell his story in his own words. A novel about the art of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible. 'Comedy in its most classic form... some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read.' "Guardian"
Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life. This novel follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady.