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Author Maupin, Armistead.

Title Significant others / Armistead Maupin ; illustrated by Carl Dennis Buell.

Publication Info. New York : Perennial Library, [1987]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F MAUPIN ARMISTEAD    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FIC MAUP    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  MAUPIN, ARMISTEAD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F MAUPIN    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 274 pages ; 25 cm
Series Maupin, Armistead. Tales of the city series ; 5.
Summary The fifth book in the Tales of the city series. Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman.--Back cover of paperback edition.
"It is now 1985 and much of the action is set in the Russian River area north of San Francisco. Here, successful businessmen from around the globe gather at Bohemian Grove for a three-week encampment of male bonding, while downriver from them events at Wimminwood, a lesbian music and arts festival, threaten the relationship of DeDe Halcyon-Day and D'orothea Wilson. Returning characters include Mary Ann Singleton, who is having difficulty balancing her commitment to her career as a local talk show hostess with her obligations as a wife to Brian and mother to Shawna, the child of her friend Connie, who entrusted the girl's care to Mary Ann on her deathbed; Michael Tolliver, the romantic gay man who has tested HIV-positive and is taking AZT to combat the threat to his immune system; and Anna Madrigal, the transgendered landlady who mothers her tenants at 28 Barbary Lane on Russian Hill and is fighting to preserve the historic wooden steps of the lane. New characters include Thack Sweeney, who meets Michael during a tour of Alcatraz and Wren Douglas, a plus-size model whose best-selling self-help book offers hope to overweight women. There is also a focus on a previously minor character, Roger "Booter" Manigault, DeDe's stepfather and a member of the Bohemian Club, who accidentally stumbles into Wimminwood and is held captive by one of its more militant organizers. Brian's college-aged nephew Jed also makes an appearance as a young Reaganite more interested in getting into Harvard Law and making money than having fun."--Wikipedia plot summary, viewed Aug. 11, 2011.
Subject City and town life -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Resorts -- California -- Russian River Valley -- Fiction.
Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Singleton, Mary Ann (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Tolliver, Michael (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Madrigal, Anna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Madrigal, Anna (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01786566
Singleton, Mary Ann (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01792698
Tolliver, Michael (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01743553
City and town life. (OCoLC)fst00862081
Gays. (OCoLC)fst00939255
Resorts. (OCoLC)fst01095631
California -- Russian River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01305957
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
Genre/Form Humorous stories.
Gay fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Other Form: Online version: Maupin, Armistead. Significant others. 1st ed. New York : Perennial Library, ©1987 (OCoLC)682399257
ISBN 0060550864
0060961260 (pbk.)
9780060961268 (pbk.)
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