Tales of the City: A Novel (P.S.)
For nearly 4 many years Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the town has blazed its personal path via renowned culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a vintage novel, to a tv occasion that entranced thousands all over the world. the 1st of 9 novels concerning the denizens of the mythic condo apartment at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is either a gleaming comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an period that modified perpetually the way in which we live.
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“There’s any such factor as social legal responsibility, turkey.” “You’re a jellyfish, Fielding.” Jon smiled. “Take a chilly bathe. It’ll keep.” “So,” acknowledged William Devereux Hill III, passing the braised endive to Edward Paxton Stoker, Jr., “Tony and that i checked the St. Louis Social sign up, and they're now not in it. Neither considered one of them.” “Jesus.” “And let’s face it, honey. In St. Louis, it’s now not that difficult!” “How in regards to the eighth?” requested Archibald Anson Gidde. Charles Hillary Lord checked his black.
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