Just Above My Head
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Explores how gospel singer Arthur Montana discovers his love for Jimmy and portrays how profoundly racial politics can shape the private business of love.
‘This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers’ Edmund White, Washington Post When Arthur Montana, world-renowned ‘Emperor of Soul’, is found dead in a London pub, his grief-stricken brother looks back over thirty years in the lives of their group of friends: from their childhood spent preaching and singing in Harlem churches, to their struggles with war and poverty, and their encounters with wealth, love and fame. Set against a vividly drawn background of the civil rights movement of the sixties, Baldwin’s last novel is a monumental saga that ranges from New York to Paris, Korea to Africa to portray how profoundly racial politics can shape life, especially in the private business of love. ‘Warm, melancholy . . . Hall Montana’s voice is the conduit for Baldwin’s most distinctive quality as a writer, his abundant tenderness’ The New York Times
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