By Armistead Maupin
"An prolonged love letter to a mystical San Francisco."
--New York occasions e-book Review
When a normal househusband and his formidable spouse choose to commence a kin, they become aware of there's extra to creating a child then meets the attention. aid arrives within the type of a grieving homosexual neighbor, a vacationing monarch, and the rushing younger lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the 1st paintings of fiction to recognize the coming of AIDS.
"Armistead is a real unique. His stories are bang updated. they're going to shock and even perhaps surprise you, yet, I promise, they are going to make you laugh."
"Maupin has a genius for statement. His characters have the timing of vaudeville comics, improper by means of human frailty and fueled through blind hop."
"Armistead Maupin's San Francisco saga careens superbly on."
-- New York occasions ebook Review
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