alto, I recently finished Armistead Maupin’s newest “last” book in the Tales series, The Days of Anna Madrigal. Your thread runs through all his books and characters’ lives. Much of what makes them such a pleasure to read is observing how each person tumbles and polishes identity and roles in relationships. It’s a lifelong process. For all of us.
No one does sly wit and social commentary better than Maupin. In this book, we finally get Anna Madrigal’s backstory. And I finally understand Burning Man.