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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,617 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armistead Maupin Narrator: Armistead Maupin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the City Series Release Date:
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Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His most skillful balancing act yet.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Ribald, rich, and sentimental.”

    Washington Post

  • “An unprecedented portrait of the agonies and absurdities of modern urban life.”

    Times (London)

  • “Comedy in its most classical form...some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The color is wonderful, the line bold and flowing. It is also wise, witty, loving, and caring about the foibles and frailties we all seem to have.”

    David Hockney

  • “Maupin writes with a warmth and humor that is sorely missed in some recent gay novels having more overtly literary aspirations; his tales...are lit with a glowing humanity that brings each character to vivid, poignant life.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/12/2014

    " Feeling sad about having only one more left to read in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gretchen | 2/11/2014

    " I had the wonderful opportunity to read these books as they were published and I immediately fell in love will all the characters! So much so that I have read the series several times over the years. I agree with critics that these books are not "great literature" in a classic sense but they are great works of art that are an integral part of LBGTQ history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anton | 1/17/2014

    " It's a good think Maupin doesn't invest in absurd crimi plots... Not too much at least. Mary Ann is almost as absent as Mona and I didn't miss them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " Fun but not a favorite in the series. We seem to be edging back to San Franscisco as the main location though and I'm pleased about that. "

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