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by Armistead Maupin


Never mind that the books compiled from those shows have never stopped selling. I lost a vital engine I never even knew I had. Those gracefully con-voluted plotlines my listeners cherished had been driven by a bed-rock optimism that vanished overnight

Never mind that the books compiled from those shows have never stopped selling. com now use my name in their promotions. In my heart I remain a clever impostor, a sidewalk magician performing tricks for the crowd outside the opera house. Those gracefully con-voluted plotlines my listeners cherished had been driven by a bed-rock optimism that vanished overnight. And once that was gone my authorial voice deserted me in the most literal way possible-in the midst of a recording session.

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The premise for the book is where the headtrip started for me, in part because Maupin so successfully blurs the lines between truth and fiction.

Ships from and sold by ArtsyPrints. The premise for the book is where the headtrip started for me, in part because Maupin so successfully blurs the lines between truth and fiction. The boys' story, which is loosely recounted in the novel, appears to be verbatim from a book called, 'A Rock and a Hard Place'. I had read the book years ago, and was deeply moved by it.

Now Maupin returns with "The Night Listener", a book that seems closer to his own life story than anything he has . This is probably the lone fact that keeps Armistead Maupin from being one of our best-read writers today

Now Maupin returns with "The Night Listener", a book that seems closer to his own life story than anything he has previously written. In it his narrator, Gabriel Noone is a novelist struggling with writers block, and a breakup of his long term relationship with Jess, his former lover. After a publisher sends him the galley of a nonfiction book about a young boy, Pete Lomax, who was horribly abused sexually, he develops a friendship with the boy via the telephone. This is probably the lone fact that keeps Armistead Maupin from being one of our best-read writers today. That said, the story of the night listener, a 13 year old boy, is fascinating and grabs from the beginning.

The Night Listener was made into a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette in 2006. Armistead Maupin lives in San Francisco, California. Библиографические данные.

An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco. Author Biography: Armistead Maupin's other novels are Maybe the Moon (1992) and The Night Listener (2000). The internationally beloved classic comes to life in a Showtime miniseries. Few works of fiction have blazed a trail through popular culture like Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series. His Tales novels first appeared as daily serials in San Francisco newspapers, starting in 1976. Tales of the City became a controversial but highly acclaimed miniseries on PBS in 1994, followed by More Tales of the City on Showtime in 1998.

The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real.

Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr. (/ˈmɔːpɪn/ MAW-pin) (born May 13, 1944) is an American writer who wrote Tales of the City, a series of novels set in San Francisco. Maupin was born in Washington, . to Diana Jane (Barton) and Armistead Jones Maupin

Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr. to Diana Jane (Barton) and Armistead Jones Maupin

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The night listener : a novel. by. Maupin, Armistead.

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Here is the much-anticipated new work from one of America's literary icons--a gripping novel of suspense that explores the boundaries of the human heart.

Gabriel Noone is a teller of tales, a writer whose cult-hit radio serial "Noone at Night" brought him into the homes of millions, including an ailing 13-year-old boy named Pete Lomax. Meeting through extraordinary circumstances, Noone develops a remarkable friendship with Pete, a connection that evolves into a profound mystery that will blur the lines between truth and illusion, and lead Noone to confront all of his relationships--familial, romantic, and erotic--knowledge that will alter his perception of himself and his life forever.

The Night Listener is Armistead Maupin's most ambitious and daringly imaginative novel, a tale that will challenge and move his many fans as never before

Fountain_tenderness
Refreshingly, now and then a book is released that reminds us what the art of telling stories is all about. Maupin's newest success in the field of novel birthing does just that ...and so very much more. The Night Listener is a FINE mystery/love story/reminiscence and as such it is diffficult to stop turning the pages, so involved is the unwinding of the tale.
But to my eyes and mind this book is so much more than just a well-told tale complete with allegory and metaphor. This book studies the achingly long, ever-present clash of father/son relationships. Whether concocted as an adoptive father in search of a needy youth as in this book, or just examining the way all men are challenged by this complicated love/hate, approach/avoid, mimic/revolt interaction we live through as sons and subsequently as fathers, Maupin serves us a study of one of the core dilemmas we face.
And as for the structure of this immensley rewarding novel, Maupin has given us the choices to determine our own resolutions about his beautifully drawn characters. In the early pages of the book he admits that his way of relating stories is always altered by flights of fancy, or "bejeweling an elephant"; that his tale takes us on such a kaleidoscopic ride is enhanced by his starting out with this sort of honesty. And in truth, isn't this the way we all electively distort history as we relate it.... to fulfill our hope and fantansies of how we actually exist? Thank you, Armistead Maupin, for another jewel of a tale!
Qiahmagha
Armistead Maupin is a master story teller. I remember reading the first "Tales of the City" book and feeling that I was lost in a magical world. A feeling that no book has replicated for me, until the Harry Potter stories.
Now Maupin returns with "The Night Listener", a book that seems closer to his own life story than anything he has previously written.
In it his narrator, Gabriel Noone is a novelist struggling with writers block, and a breakup of his long term relationship with Jess, his former lover. After a publisher sends him the galley of a nonfiction book about a young boy, Pete Lomax, who was horribly abused sexually, he develops a friendship with the boy via the telephone. As their relationship grows, Gabriel and Pete develop a surrogate father son bond. This causes Gabriel to question his relationship with his own father, while at the same time resorting the scattered puzzle that was his life with Jess. Suddenly Maupin concocts a scenerio for a genuine page turning mystery as Gabriel attempts to discover the truth about Pete.
The premise for the book is where the headtrip started for me, in part because Maupin so successfully blurs the lines between truth and fiction. The boys' story, which is loosely recounted in the novel, appears to be verbatim from a book called, 'A Rock and a Hard Place'. I had read the book years ago, and was deeply moved by it. At the time it was published it created a stir because many people wondered if the eloquent and brave boy actually existed. A similar scenario wields its's head here. Maupin also recently split from his longtime companion, Terry Anderson on whom the character Jess might be based. The fun of all this is never really knowing what's fact or fiction. Maupin seems to be deliberately bluring the reality line between his own life, and the lives he created in "Tales..." by inserting a character from the "Tales..." series to layer the book like an onion skin. Maupin's Gabriel Noone says he's a "fabulist by trade" who's "spent years looting his life for fiction." Again, that could be the character talking or the author. Regardless, we as the readers are richer for it.
Ynye
From the start of "The Night Listener", Armistead Maupin warns us he's going to be taking more than a few liberties with reality, a bit of "jewelling the elephant" as he, and his protagonist Gabriel Noone, like to say.
Noone, a writer and NPR staple (think of a gay Garrison Keilor) finds a kindred bruised spirit in Pete Lomax, a teen boy stricken with the AIDS virus and recovering mentally and physically from a ghastly childhood of rape and abuse at the hands of his parents.
As the connection between this makeshift father and son grows stronger, a pseudoreality quite like the one that exists in Noone's radio show (and personal life) begins to evolve, which makes it all the more difficult to shake once the links between reality and logic become ever more brittle.
Going way beyond the scope of a label as narrow as "gay fiction", Maupin crafts a story so utterly original that it's impossible to connect it's power to one source or subculture.
His characters live and breathe in the harsh realities of turn-of-the-millennia cynicism yet have enough heart to clearly examine their own selves and, at times, their less than selfless motives.
Everything about this book crackles with life and love.
The Night Listener ebook
Author:
Armistead Maupin
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Literature & Fiction
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Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2002)
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451 pages
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4.2
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