If Beale Street Could Talk (Deluxe Edition): A Novel (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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If Beale Street Could Talk (Deluxe Edition): A Novel (Vintage International) (Paperback)

By James Baldwin, Brit Bennett (Introduction by)

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A stunning edition of James Baldwin's timeless novel, with a new introduction by bestselling novelist Brit Bennett

From one of our greatest writers, James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk is a profoundly moving novel about love in the face of injustice that is as socially resonant today as it was when it was first published. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions--affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
JAMES BALDWIN was born in 1924 and educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, Another Country, and The Fire Next Time. Among the awards he received are a Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. Baldwin died in 1987.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593688984
ISBN-10: 0593688988
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Vintage International