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Michael Tolliver Lives

Armistead Maupin

Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. While Michael Tolliver Lives is a stand alone novel, accessible to old and new readers alike, a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way. As usual, the author's mordant wit and ear for pitch-perfect dialogue serve every aspect of the story-from the bawdy to the bittersweet. Michael Tolliver Lives is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible.

Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. While Michael Tolliver Lives is a stand alone novel, accessible to old and new readers alike, a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way. As usual, the author's mordant wit and ear for pitch-perfect dialogue serve every aspect of the story-from the bawdy to the bittersweet. Michael Tolliver Lives is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible.
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Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. While Michael Tolliver Lives is a stand alone novel, accessible to old and new readers alike, a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way. As usual, the author's mordant wit and ear for pitch-perfect dialogue serve every aspect of the story-from the bawdy to the bittersweet. Michael Tolliver Lives is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:37