If Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin


Overview -

In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

"A major work of Black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it." -The New Republic

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.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 9 copies from $11.89
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

Customers Also Bought

More About If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
 
 
 
Overview

In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

"A major work of Black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it." -The New Republic

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.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780525566120
  • ISBN-10: 0525566120
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2018
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Vintage International

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Fiction > African American - Urban
Books > Fiction > Family Life - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews