If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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Author :   James Baldwin
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   29/09/1994
ISBN :   9780140187977
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   172
Size (mm) :   198x129x14
Weight (g) :   179

Harlem, the black soul of New York City, in the era of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The narrator of Baldwin's novel is Tish, nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. Flashbacks from their love affair... Read more
Harlem, the black soul of New York City, in the era of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The narrator of Baldwin's novel is Tish, nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. Flashbacks from their love affair are woven into the compelling struggle of two families to win justice for Fonny. To this love story James Baldwin brings a spare and impassioned intensity, charging it with universal resonance and power.