If Beale Street could talk

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Dell, 1988 - Fiction - 213 pages
32 Reviews
Like the blues -- sweet, sad and full of truth --  this masterly work of fiction rocks us with  powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above  all, love -- affirmative love of a woman for her  man, the sustaining love of a black family. Fonny, a  talented young artist, finds himself unjustly  arrested and locked in New York's infamous tombs. But  his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him,  and to have his baby, in this starkly realisitic  tale... a powerful endictment of American concepts of  justice and punishment in our time.

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

Because I came of age in the 1960s and because I was raised in a liberal family, I have always known about James Baldwin. Somehow though I had never read anything he wrote until I read Go Tell It On ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I read this book for book club, and liked it. Although there were some parts that were a little too weird and detailed and the end left me feeling really unresolved about everything, I think it raises a lot of interesting questions and is an interesting read by a good author. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1988)

James Baldwin was the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time, among other books.

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