Tales of the City Summary
Armistead Maupin

Everything you need to understand or teach Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin.

  • Tales of the City Summary & Study Guide
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Tales of the City Summary

This multi-plot narrative follows the complicated lives of a motley group of characters gingerly finding their way through a maze of sex, drugs and longing in 1970's San Francisco. As relationships entwine and sever and as layers of secrets are revealed under other layers of secrets, the narrative explores themes related to human frailty, the nature of family, and the tension between sexual freedom and emotional freedom.

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