If Beale Street Could Talk
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. To this love story James Baldwin brings a spare and impassioned intensity, charging it with universal resonance and power.
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Review: If Beale Street Could TalkUser Review - Joyce - Goodreads
In some ways, this book was reminiscent of If I Stay, not because the plot was similar, but rather because of the writing style. Both stories were narrated in first person points of view, both stories ... Read full review
Review: If Beale Street Could TalkUser Review - Shanice - Goodreads
I love James Baldwin. I don't think I need to explain what a talented writer he is; however, there were parts of this book that I felt were a bit melodramatic. That could just be me. There's an ... Read full review