Here we are in 2005 and Michael Tolliver is a 55 years old and HIV positive. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
He finds love again with someone twenty years younger than himself. I too know a bit about younger, though the span in our case is only eight years. I can just imagine what a twenty year span would be.
We get to re-meet several characters from the original four books, but we do find out that one is dead and another main character dies in this book of emphysema, a blue bloater if you will. And another of the more main characters suffers a heart attack and then goes into a coma.
I don’t want to give away too much more but the book is an easy read. I managed to pick it up at the library at noon and had finished reading it by 8:30PM. I’m a voracious reader but it’s a definite weekend fare. Speaking of which, check out Library Elf. Very cool service, it’s how I knew my book request was at my library.
More info on the book:
Author: Maupin, Armistead.
Title: Michael Tolliver lives / Armistead Maupin.
Publication info. New York : Harper Collins Publishers, c2007.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 277 p.
Subject City and town life — California — San Francisco — Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) — Fiction.
ISBN 9780060761356 (alk. paper)
0060761350 (alk. paper)
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One thought on “Book Preview – Armistead Maupin’s “Michael Tolliver Lives””
I know ALL about the 20 year age difference thing….I’m 39, Freddie is 19. :)
Loved the earlier Tales of The City….I’ll make sure I get this one too.