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  • Published: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998758
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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Maybe The Moon


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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 lovable elf in a smash-hit American film proved 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...

  • Pub date: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552998758
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives and Mary Ann in Autumn. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

For more information on Armistead Maupin and his books, see his website at www.armisteadmaupin.com

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Praise for Maybe The Moon

“'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

“'Delights, amuses, moves and angers you with the lightest of touches. It is, as might be said of Cadence herself, a small masterpiece'”

Simon Callow, Vogue

“'Wonderful, funny, poignant and gutsy...you can feel the author's huge and hurt and loving heart beat on every page'”

Anne Lamott, Mademoiselle

“'An intensely enjoyable novel about friendship and prejudice: the dialogue is word perfect, the psycology laser fine, and there are some terrific jokes... but no synopsis can do justice to this glorious book'”

David Profumo, Weekend Telegraph

“'An enormously talented writer- witty but always sympathetic, generous in showing us the secrets of the heart'”

Amy Tan


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