Sure Of You

Sure Of You : Tales of the City 6

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In this, the sixth and final self-contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life, a fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 18mm | 199g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552998818
  • 9780552998819
  • 71,866

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"Like those of Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Armistead Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials...it is the strength of this approach, with its fantastic adventures and astonishingly contrived coincidences, that makes these novels charming and compelling" * Literary Review * "A consummate entertainer...It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly" * Times Literary Supplement * "San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin" * Independent * "I know I was not the only one who was up until two in the morning, promising myself to stop after just one chapter" -- David Feinberg * The New York Times Book Review * "Armistead Maupin's acclaim is richly deserved. He uses suspense, mystery and coincidence far more inventively than the more typical novelist" -- Jonathan Coe * Guardian *show more

About Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1944 but was brought up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in Vietnam before moving to California in 1971 as a reporter for the Associated Press. In 1976 he launched his daily newspaper serial, Tales of the City, in the San Francisco Chronicle. The first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades, Tales grew into an international sensation when compiled and rewritten as novels. Maupin's six-volume Tales of the City sequence - Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others and Sure of You - are now multi-million bestsellers published around the world. He is also the author of two other bestselling novels, Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener, which was recently made into a film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. He lives in San Francisco, California. Official Author Web Site: www.ArmisteadMaupin.comshow more

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"Armistead Maupin's acclaim is richly deserved. He uses suspense, mystery and coincidence far more inventively than the more typical novelist"show more

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'The Tales of the City sequence has been one of the literary menus plaisirs of the last decade...Maupin, with all his elegance and charm, has found a place among the classics' Jonathan Keates, Observer In this, the sixth and final self-contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life, a fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco.Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written. 'Maupin's work is like a drug;: it's easy, it's fun and it leaves you greedy for more...superb' Christina Thompson, The Australian 'I know I was not the only one who was up until two in the morning, promising myself to stop after just one more chapter' David Feinberg, New York Times Book Review 'Armistead Maupin's acclaim is richly deserved. He uses suspense, mystery and coincidence far more inventively than the more typical novelist' Jonathan Coe, Guardian Official Author Website: www.ArmisteadMaupin.comshow more

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