Author(s): Armistead Maupin
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupinâe(tm)s bestselling âeoeTales of the Cityâe series, follows one of modern literatureâe(tm)s most unforgettable and enduring charactersâe"Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Laneâe"as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.
Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of âeoeleaving like a lady,âe Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her âeoelogical familyâe in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.
Some members of Annaâe(tm)s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevadaâe(tm)s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.
The long-awaited new novel in the internationally bestselling Tales of the City sequence
Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives and Mary Ann in Autumn. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner. For more information on Armistead Maupin and his books, see his website at www.armisteadmaupin.com