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Michael Tolliver Lives: A Novel de Armistead…
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Michael Tolliver Lives: A Novel (2007 original; edició 2008)

de Armistead Maupin (Autor)

Sèrie: Tales of the City (7)

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Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, lives on in this novel about growing older joyfully. Almost twenty years after ending his saga of San Francisco life, author Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his own story. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. This book follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. This stand-alone novel is accessible to new readers, while fans of Tales of the City will find a reassuring number of familiar faces.--From publisher description.… (més)
Membre:sunnydrk
Títol:Michael Tolliver Lives: A Novel
Autors:Armistead Maupin (Autor)
Informació:Harper Perennial (2008), 320 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
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Michael Tolliver Lives de Armistead Maupin (2007)

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YES, YES, YES! This is as good as the 1st book in the series. ( )
  sunnydrk | Jan 22, 2021 |
This was a glorious reconnection with characters I have loved since I first met them. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
Somehow the ToC revival slipped me by initially, but now that I'm catching up, I'm ever-so happy to be back in this world. Nothing is quite the same; everyone is older and a little worn, but it's lovely to be back with old friends. ( )
  revafisheye | Jan 10, 2020 |
I think I read the first Tales of the City, and Maupin's writing is always a pleasure: it's warm and wry. The first of half of this book though was way too much sexual info for my taste, maybe b/c I wasn't at all expecting it (^^; I don't doubt that this reflects a certain reality, but it wasn't something I was prepared for ^^; But then the second half turned its focus more on relationships with family and friends and community, as well as ageing, and that was quite engaging. So entertaining, but not for people who aren't prepared to delve into a very gay world! ( )
  emanate28 | May 26, 2019 |
Audiobook read by the author.

Eighteen years after “finishing” his Tales of the City Series in 1989, Maupin returned to the beloved characters and gave readers a 7th installment. NOTE: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the first six books in the series When the series ended, Michael had been diagnosed as HIV positive. In the ‘80s this was still considered a death sentence, but advances in treatment changed that, hence the title.

Michael has a landscaping business and a new husband. He’s dealing with what many middle-aged people face – the decline of our elderly parents. But he moves forward as best he can. Enjoying his work, his life and his friends. Mary Ann and Anna Madrigal make appearances as well, but the focus is really on Michael. I really like the way these characters support and love one another.

I’m not easily shocked, and have no illusions about gay sex, but there are a couple of sex scenes that made me a little uncomfortable. If you’re turned off by that, this may not be the book (or series) for you.

Maupin read the audiobook himself. He’s not a trained voice artist, but he’s so invested in these characters that I can’t imagine anyone else doing a better job. There’s a bonus interview with the author at the end of the audiobook. Maupin comments that he was “blushing furiously” when reading those aforementioned sex scenes. ( )
  BookConcierge | Aug 8, 2018 |
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Maupin, Armisteadautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Albaret-Maatsch, MichèleTraductionautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ruoto, WilliamDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, lives on in this novel about growing older joyfully. Almost twenty years after ending his saga of San Francisco life, author Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his own story. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. This book follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. This stand-alone novel is accessible to new readers, while fans of Tales of the City will find a reassuring number of familiar faces.--From publisher description.

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