The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s classic Tales of the City series—now available for the first time as an omnibus edition
Published between 1978 and 2014, Armistead Maupin’s groundbreaking comedy of manners, Tales of the City, follows a richly diverse cast of characters from their youthful adventures in a San Francisco apartment house through the perils and sorrows of the AIDS crisis, and, finally, into the previously unimaginable era of marriage equality.
Goodbye Barbary Lane—comprised of Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), Mary Ann in Autumn (2010), and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)—brings closure to the lives and legacies of the beloved characters through which generations of devoted readers have found connection to America’s larger cultural struggles.
Joining two companion omnibus volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane, Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of “Mr. Maupin’s adeptness at fluid dialogue, his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings, and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting” (New York Times).
Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includes Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn, and now The Days of Anna Madrigal. Maupin's other novels include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.