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.
Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first fictional work anywhere to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.
Maupin is a first-rate, world-class novelist, creating characters so
vivid, complicated, tender, and true as to seem utterly timeless.” - Stephen McCauley
Maupin is a true original. His tales are bang up-to-date. They will
surprise and maybe shock you, but, I promise, they will make you laugh.”
- Ian McKellen
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