The Days of Anna Madrigal Hardcover – 30 Jan 2014
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"One of the most acclaimed sagas of our time…A celebration of life in all its craziness…As good as anything Maupin has offered us" (John Sutherland The Times)
"The brilliance of Maupin is his mingling of high camp with tragedy and deep feeling – all with a miraculously light touch" (Daily Mail Wendy Holden)
"A proper Maupin-esque swansong – moving, funny and obscene. We expect nothing less" (Isabel Berwick Financial Times)
"Christopher Isherwood was absolutely correct when he declared Maupin to be the Dickens of the modern world" (Chuck Palahniuk)
"The Tales of the City sequence has been one of the literary menus plaisirs of the past decade - Maupin with his elegance and charm has found a place among the classics" (Observer)
"May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress...Maupin's ear for dialogue is as acute as his feeling for characterisation, and the net result is as engaging a read as you are likely to encounter" (The Times)
"Comedy in its most classical form...some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read" (Guardian)
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For Anna though, she has reached a point in her life when it's time to revisit her past, left behind 75 years earlier when, as a troubled and confused boy, something devastating happened which made her run away from the whorehouse run by her mother.
Armistead Maupin's writing is, as always, sublime - with witty, quirky dialogue and scenes that make you laugh, or even cry. Meeting up with the characters again is like welcoming old friends back, and when I turned the final page, it was with a lump in my throat.
Maupin creates characters that you know and care about. Their foibles and weaknesses you understand and matter to you. their dreams are often yours too. Anna Madrigal is as enchanting as she ever was. it is a privilege to have known her.
Anna Madrigal is now a frail ninety-two year old and her thoughts turn to her childhood in a Nevada whorehouse, and the young boy she once was. As she returns to the desert with unfinished business weighing on her heart, the other characters are making their way to the Burning Man festival where various epiphanies await. Once again there is plenty of coincidence and serendipity, but loose ends are also allowed to dangle. The result is a tremendously enjoyable read, and I read cursing the fact that the unread pages were diminishing so quickly. I was sad to say goodbye to this 'logical' family.
The latest book is a fittingly perfect way to end the series although lets hope Mr Maupin decides to add more very soon, as the newer characters are just as great as the old originals. Its wonderful to catch up with them and their lives and in this book some names from the past reappear, and we finally get to find out about Anna's childhood growing up at the Blue Moon Lodge as she confronts the secrets she ran away from.
The book had me laughing and crying and i couldnt put it down until it was finished, highly recommended (in fact essential reading for fans) its beautifully written, uplifting and charming, and about people who utterly understand giving and receiving love.
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