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The Night Listener

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Publisher Comments:

Here is the much-anticipated new work from one of America's literary icons – a gripping novel of suspense that explores the boundaries of the human heart.

Gabriel Noone is a teller of tales, a writer whose cult-hit radio serial "Noone at Night" brought him into the homes of millions, including an ailing 13-year-old boy named Pete Lomax. Meeting through extraordinary circumstances, Noone develops a remarkable friendship with Pete, a connection that evolves into a profound mystery that will blur the lines between truth and illusion, and lead Noone to confront all of his relationships – familial, romantic, and erotic – knowledge that will alter his perception of himself and his life forever.

The Night Listener is Armistead Maupin's most ambitious and daringly imaginative novel, a tale that will challenge and move his many fans as never before

Review:

"Maupin's characters are wonderfully alive and memorable, and The Night Listener is Maupin's most accomplished work to date." The Denver Post

Review:

"Maupin's squeaky clean style, seductive sentimentality, and gift for disarming patter make for a most appealing read, a kind of, not magic realism, but pretty, magical melodrama." Booklist

Review:

"A master stylist...Maupin weaves an exquisitely plotted page-turner that manages to flash like a disco ball while charting the emotional depths of that peculiarly queer need for the fantastic." Out

Review:

"Engaging...both a mystery and a meditation on the mutability of identity." Time

Review:

"Armistead Maupin knows how to write stories that keep the reader hungry...Mr. Maupin demonstrates the same addictive knack with his novel The Night Listener....By both flirting with and flouting the rules of the whodunit, the author manages to generate plenty of suspense while leaving many essential mysteries very mysterious indeed." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"In his new novel, The Night Listener, he takes Hitchcock one step further, building a literary house of mirrors, window-dressing it as a mystery and leaving the reader guessing from the second page." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Maupin fills the book with interesting characters and invididual scenes of great power....A superior entertainment." Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinal

Synopsis:

Here is the much-anticipated new work from one of America's literary icons--a gripping novel of suspense that explores the boundaries of the human heart.

Gabriel Noone is a teller of tales, a writer whose cult-hit radio serial "Noone at Night" brought him into the homes of millions, including an ailing 13-year-old boy named Pete Lomax. Meeting through extraordinary circumstances, Noone develops a remarkable friendship with Pete, a connection that evolves into a profound mystery that will blur the lines between truth and illusion, and lead Noone to confront all of his relationships--familial, romantic, and erotic--knowledge that will alter his perception of himself and his life forever.

The Night Listener is Armistead Maupin's most ambitious and daringly imaginative novel, a tale that will challenge and move his many fans as never before

 

Synopsis:

"I'm a fabulist by trade," warns Gabriel Noone, a late-night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life: his crumbling ten-year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality. Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen-year-old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years. But when this virtual father-son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues. Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener....

About the Author

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, and Maybe the Moon. In 1994 Tales of the City became a controversial but highly acclaimed miniseries on public television. More Tales of the City became a Showtime original miniseries in 1998. Maupin lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060930905
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Radio broadcasters
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 96-447
Publication Date:
20010918
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 9.20 oz

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Product details 368 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060930905 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Maupin's characters are wonderfully alive and memorable, and The Night Listener is Maupin's most accomplished work to date."
"Review" by , "Maupin's squeaky clean style, seductive sentimentality, and gift for disarming patter make for a most appealing read, a kind of, not magic realism, but pretty, magical melodrama."
"Review" by , "A master stylist...Maupin weaves an exquisitely plotted page-turner that manages to flash like a disco ball while charting the emotional depths of that peculiarly queer need for the fantastic."
"Review" by , "Engaging...both a mystery and a meditation on the mutability of identity."
"Review" by , "Armistead Maupin knows how to write stories that keep the reader hungry...Mr. Maupin demonstrates the same addictive knack with his novel The Night Listener....By both flirting with and flouting the rules of the whodunit, the author manages to generate plenty of suspense while leaving many essential mysteries very mysterious indeed."
"Review" by , "In his new novel, The Night Listener, he takes Hitchcock one step further, building a literary house of mirrors, window-dressing it as a mystery and leaving the reader guessing from the second page."
"Review" by , "Maupin fills the book with interesting characters and invididual scenes of great power....A superior entertainment."
"Synopsis" by , Here is the much-anticipated new work from one of America's literary icons--a gripping novel of suspense that explores the boundaries of the human heart.

Gabriel Noone is a teller of tales, a writer whose cult-hit radio serial "Noone at Night" brought him into the homes of millions, including an ailing 13-year-old boy named Pete Lomax. Meeting through extraordinary circumstances, Noone develops a remarkable friendship with Pete, a connection that evolves into a profound mystery that will blur the lines between truth and illusion, and lead Noone to confront all of his relationships--familial, romantic, and erotic--knowledge that will alter his perception of himself and his life forever.

The Night Listener is Armistead Maupin's most ambitious and daringly imaginative novel, a tale that will challenge and move his many fans as never before

 

"Synopsis" by , "I'm a fabulist by trade," warns Gabriel Noone, a late-night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life: his crumbling ten-year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality. Gabriel's most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen-year-old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years. But when this virtual father-son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues. Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener....
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