If Beale Street Could Talk

Author:   James Baldwin
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Edition:   Media tie-in
ISBN:  

9780241384503


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   02 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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If Beale Street Could Talk


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We are in 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.

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Author:   James Baldwin
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Edition:   Media tie-in
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.145kg
ISBN:  

9780241384503


ISBN 10:   0241384508
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   02 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity. Other novels included Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head as well as essay works like Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Having lived in France, he died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul de Vence.

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