LITERARY CRITICISM ON MAUPIN - This post contains a snippet from a sentimental reflective fiction review on Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City.
BACK TO THE CITY by Joseph Salvatore. He (Armistead Maupin) began publishing short stories about Mary Ann and her friends, which in 1976 were serialized in The San Francisco Chronicle … naïve Mary Ann (Singleton, a fictional Midwesterner) arrives in San Francisco for what she thinks will be a short visit, falls in love with the city and decides to stay. She takes a room in a boarding house at 28 Barbary Lane, which is run by the droll and dignified Anna Madrigal, whose warmth and good will create among her tenants a sense of family. One of those tenants is Michael Tolliver, a young gay man who becomes Mary Ann’s closest friend and one of the series’s central characters.