Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

Paperback Vintage International

By (author) James A Baldwin

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 169 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0345806565
  • ISBN 13: 9780345806567
  • Sales rank: 85,352

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Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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James Baldwin was the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time, among other books.

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"If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one." --Michael Ondaatje "A young American involved with both a woman and a man...Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity." --"The New York Times" "Absorbing...[with] immediate emotional impact." --"The Washington Post" "Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint." --"Saturday Review" "Exciting...a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction." --"The Atlantic" "Violent, excruciating beauty." --"San Francisco Chronicle"