Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is an American writer, best known for his 'Tales of the City' series, a collection of novels set in San Francisco that blend humor, drama, and insight into the human condition, particularly focusing on LGBTQ+ themes and characters. His work has been influential in gay literature and has garnered a broad readership since the first novel's serial publication in the 1970s.


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  1. 1. Tales of the City

    "Tales of the City" is a collection of interconnected stories set in 1970s San Francisco, focusing on the lives and experiences of a diverse group of residents living in the same apartment complex. The narrative explores various themes such as love, friendship, sexuality, and identity, providing a vivid snapshot of life in this iconic city during a transformative period of social change. The book is known for its candid portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters and issues, a groundbreaking approach at the time of its publication.