The Night Listener


By Armistead Maupin

"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....

*This novel is based on Armistead Maupin's real-life interactions (or the lack thereof) with later exposed literary fraud, J.T. Leroy.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1 Reprint edition (Sept. 18 2001)
ISBN-13: 9780060930905
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.1 x 20.3 cm

*The Night Listener was adapted to film in 2006...