From New York Times bestselling author Armistead Maupin, now available in paperback--the novel that spawned the entire Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin's hugely successful San Francisco saga. This new paperback edition is part of the Harper Perennial P.S. program.
For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own 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 nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.