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If Beale Street could talk : a novel

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage international movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin
ISBN: 9780525566120 0525566120 9780307275936 0307275930
OCLC Number: 1044538030
Description: 197 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: James Baldwin.

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"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."--Page 4 of cover.

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