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Maybe The Moon

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Maybe The Moon
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Armistead Maupin
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 127
Category/GenreModern and contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN/Barcode 9780552998758

Publishing Details

Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint Black Swan
Publication Date 1 September 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom


The Number One international bestseller by the author of Tales of the City All of thirty-one inches tall, Cadence (Cady) Roth is a true survivor in a town where - as she says - 'you can die of encouragement'. Her early leading role as a loveable elf in a smash-hit American film provided a major disappointment since moviegoers never saw the face behind the rubber mask she had to wear. After a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is still waiting for the miracle that will make her a star. Armistead Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles - from her infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular, harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so hare-brained and daring that it might just succeed... Maybe The Moon, Maupin's first novel since his bestselling Tales of the City sextet, is the tale of an outsider told from the inside. It is work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.

Author Biography

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-


'An enormously talented writer- witty but always sympathetic, generous in showing us the secrets of the heart' -- Amy Tan 'A hugely enjoyable, glamorous read' -- Elspeth Barker * Independent on Sunday * 'People buy his books the way they buy a line of gourmet soups or designer coffee, for the literary equivalent of a fix, with a trademark guarantee of style, effortless charm and frisky humour' -- Peter Matthews * Observer * 'A consummate entertainer... Maupin has created a funny, memorable character in Cadence Roth' -- Edmund White * The Times Literary Supplement * 'Maybe the Moon will disappoint only the envious. Rich, moving, sexy and funny, it also has a pleasingly angry streak' -- Patrick Gale * Daily Telegraph *