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San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry, touching, and outrageous – unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin.
Review: A truly unique book that in short chapters and an easy, addictive style sweeps you into its world – San Francisco at the end of the 70s. Centred around the very different inhabitants of an apartment building and their eclectic landlady, you see all of life through their eyes. There’s a plot as colourful as the character’s lives (and outfits) but it’s the excitement, like a soap, of seeing how their lives pan out that’s so compelling. This is one of those special books that can change how you see the world and your place in it.