371 pp. Nearly new, slightly thumbed. Spine uncreased, no markings in text. Gift quality. A reissue of a collection of short stories telling the romantic adventures of yuppies living in an apartment house in San Francisco. Became the basis of a television series and film. First of six volumes. This edition has a light pastel border of geometric shapes framing a detail shot of a staircase leading up Barbary Street. First published as columns in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s.
Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" has blazed a singular trail through popular culture -- from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, "Tales" is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.