If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

Title If Beale Street Could Talk
Author James Baldwin
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 10 October 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 0307275930
ISBN-13 9780307275936
Publication Date 10 October 2006
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.

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