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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Great read. Mr. Baldwin writes in manner that is pure provocative and to the point. If Beale Street Could Talk is one of many Baldwin novels I read and rates high on my list. This novel takes you on a ... Read full review
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Baldwin's 1974 novel depicts the troubled romance between young lovers Tish and Fonny, who become engaged and plan to marry. When Fonny is arrested and imprisoned, their families endeavor to clear his name and win his release. You can never go wrong with Baldwin. Read full review