Considered an 'audacious' second novel, GIOVANNI'S ROOM is set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence. This now-classic story of a fated love triangle explores, with uncompromising clarity, the conflicts between desire, conventional morality and sexual identity.
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Baldwin consistently writes passages in no matter what I read by him (I re-read "Sonny's Blues" recently, too) that absolutely blow me away with their brilliance. This was no exception. Read full review
Writing to stirr and nourish the soul. Reading this book in high school set me on a quest to read everything James Baldwin has ever written, and so far I have always been impressed. Two of my other favorites are If Beale Street Could Talk and Just Above My Head.