To her adoring fans, Mary Ann Singleton Seems to have it all at thirty-seven: a sexy husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, a Santa Fe-style condo on the twenty-third floor of a posh San Francisco high rise. As the host of Mary Ann in the Morning, the city's top-rated TV talk show, this former secretary from Cleveland has gone about as far as she can go - in San Francisco.
Enter Burke Andrew, a long-departed lover now producing television in New York City. With a media-hot celebrity couple in tow, Burke holds out an offer of national stardom that dazzles Mary Ann with its possibilities while raising new doubts about the adequacy of her marriage. Her husband, Brian, after all, is not only devoid of social ambition but openly contemptuous of the career she has struggled to build for herself. And having a kid had been his dream, never hers.
Soon her dilemma becomes clear: Should she relocate this ill-matched trio to the East Coast or start life afresh, unencumbered by husband and child?
Seeking a sympathetic ear, she turns to her best friend, Michael Tolliver, who, inconveniently enough, is also her husband's business partner at Plant Parenthood, a local nursery. Contentedly gay and newly entrenched in a marriage of his own, Michael resolves to remain a pacifist in this escalating war between the sexes, but his best intentions fail ruinously as Mary Ann and Brian, one after the other, spill out their hearts to him, entangling him in their turmoil.
Original title: Sure of You
Genre: Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian→ Gay Male
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Back to Barbary Lane: The Final Tales of the City Omnibus (1991) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Armistead Maupin