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 - Violet - Goodreads
Some stories just can't get into your head. No matter how much you try, no matter how well it is written, no matter how many times other people praise it, the book just refuses to grab your attention ... Read full review
Review: If Beale Street Could TalkUser Review - Adrian - Goodreads
I've been sitting with my thoughts about Beale Street for the past 10 days because I've been trying to be in denial about how I feel about it, but after 10 days, the fact is I didn't like it ... Read full review