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When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht.

Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

©1984 The Chronicle Publishing Company (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Armistead Maupin's San Francisco saga careens beautifully on." ( New York Times Book Review)

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