The fourth novel in Armistead Maupin
's Tales of the City
series, in which Jon, Michael's lover, has died of AIDS, and the rest of them are trying to cope with it. Mary Ann meets a British Brian lookalike who defects from the Royal Yacht during the Queen
's visit to San Francisco
, and Mrs Madrigal sends the grieving Michael off for an apartment swap with the Brit. In England, Michael makes friends with a young gay aborigine, and finds Mona, who's taken a rather interesting job. Meanwhile, Mary Ann and Brian become parents, in a roundabout kind of way..
Hilarious and touching.