Fourth novel in his Tales of the City series. We reunite with Mary-Ann and Brian who desperately want a baby, Mary-Ann goes to extreme lengths to achieve this dream, lengths that the reader can see will backfire on her dramatically. But you expect drama from Maupin, you also expect twists and unexpected turns of faith. We find Mouse grieving and traveling to England to shake the melancholy he's feeling. We reconnect with Mona, who's been MIA for a while. Set in the early '80s, we have the AIDS shadowing the fun and games of our heroes. Lighter in some ways than the early books, despite the melancholy and the sorrow that clings to many of the characters. Liked it even if the plot was very thin but I don't read Maupin for the plot.