Set in the contemporary Paris of American expatraites, liasons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. James Baldwin's brilliant narrative delves into the mystery of loving with a sharp, probing imagination, and he creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the heart.
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Review: Giovanni's RoomUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
Yeesh! You don't have to be a monster to be a homo, and you didn't even then, despite this. Fine writing, but so fatalistic and sad. Thank goodness we've found ways to tell stories where the gay ones don't have to die in the end. Read full review
Review: Giovanni's RoomUser Review - James Lark - Goodreads
A beautiful, elegiac book, steeped in heartbreak. It is elegantly brief but manages to encapsulate a whole world with its perspective of past and present and its evocation of Paris, at once seedy and ... Read full review