Tales of the City - Study Guide Chapters 1 through 6 Summary & Analysis

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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.

"Taking the Plunge" At the end of what was originally intended to be a brief holiday in San Francisco, Cleveland secretary Mary Ann Singleton tells her mother over the phone she has decided to stay. She then calls a friend from high school, Connie Bradshaw, and asks to stay at her place for a while. Connie enthusiastically agrees.

"Connie's Place" As Mary Ann and Connie catch up, Connie pulls out a magazine with an article on a club...

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