(pb; 1984: Book Four in the Tales of the City series)
From the back cover:
"When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby than 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. . . Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS."
Babycakes is as warm, witty and quick-paced as the first three Tales books, with an elegiac edge (carnal betrayal, AIDS, impending middle age) sobering Maupin's life-affirming characters and storylines.
Worthwhile entry in the Tales of the City series.
Followed by Significant Others.