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If Beale Street Could Talk

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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.

Product code: 9780140187977

ISBN 9780140187977
No. Of Pages 192
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS14
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle win justice for Fonny.