Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City
The ninth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching novel, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.
Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.
Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.
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A heartfelt (final) tale of the city
This was an incredible goodbye to the intricate characters that have spanned four literary decades. It's a must read for anyone who enjoyed both the sweet and bittersweet of Armistead Maupin's iconic Tales of The City series.
Wrapping Up the Story
If you are a fan of San Francisco and the late 60s forward this are its predecessor books are must read You'll need to get over the cascading coincidences but it sets up the narrative
Read & enjoy
Please Mr. Maupin
Why must this be the the last tales of the city story..... Why.