If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 29-09-1994

£8.99

Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle win justice for Fonny.

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Description

The inspiration for the new film from Oscar award-winning director Barry Jenkins’Achingly beautiful’ Guardian 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.’If Beale Street Could Talk affirms not only love between a man and a woman, but love of a type that is dealt with only rarely in contemporary fiction – that between members of a family’ Joyce Carol Oates

Additional information

Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 14 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 192