The Night Listener
adapted as "The Night Listener"

The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin

The Night Listener
Non-series
Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0-06-017143-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-017143-8
Published: September 2000

Synopsis: Gabriel Noone, a writer whose cult-hit radio serial "Noone at Night" has brought him into the homes of millions, is in the midst of a painful separation from his lover of 10 years when a publisher sends him proofs of a remarkable book: the memoir of an ailing 13-year-old boy who suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of his parents.

Now living with his adoptive mother, Donna, Pete Lomax is not only a brave and gifted diarist but a devoted listener of Noone's show. When Noone phones the boy to offer encouragement, it soon becomes clear that Pete sees in this heartsick middle-aged storyteller the loving father he's always wanted. Thus begins an extraordinary friendship that only grows deeper as the boy's health deteriorates, freeing Noone to unlock his innermost feelings.

Then, out of the blue, troubling new questions arise, exploding Noone's comfortable assumptions and causing his ordered existence to spin wildly out to control. As he walks a line between truth and illusion, he is finally forced to confront all of his relationships—familial, romantic, and erotic.

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The Night Listener (DVD Cover)

The Night Listener
Patrick Stettner, Director

Theatrical release date: 08/04/2006
DVD release date: 01/09/2007
Studio: Miramax

Cast: Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams), Donna D. Logand (Toni Collette), Ashe (Joe Morton), Jess (Bobby Cannavale), Pete D. Logand (Rory Culkin), Anna (Sandra Oh), Pap Noone (John Cullum), Darlie Noone (Lisa Emery)

Rating: R
Running time: 81 minutes

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