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MAYBE THE MOON

Armistead Maupin

Maybe the Moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the City series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guiness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. In a series of mordantly funny journal entries, Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles -- from her all-too-infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed. Her accomplice in the venture is her best friend, Jeff, a gay waiter who sees Cady's struggle for visibility as a natural extension of his own war against the Hollywood Closet. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the Moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen. It is a work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit from a perspective rarely found in literature.

Maybe the Moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the City series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guiness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. In a series of mordantly funny journal entries, Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles -- from her all-too-infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed. Her accomplice in the venture is her best friend, Jeff, a gay waiter who sees Cady's struggle for visibility as a natural extension of his own war against the Hollywood Closet. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the Moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen. It is a work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit from a perspective rarely found in literature.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Maybe the Moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the City series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guiness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. In a series of mordantly funny journal entries, Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles -- from her all-too-infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed. Her accomplice in the venture is her best friend, Jeff, a gay waiter who sees Cady's struggle for visibility as a natural extension of his own war against the Hollywood Closet. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the Moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen. It is a work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit from a perspective rarely found in literature.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:53


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

12:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:02


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:03