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    If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) (Paperback) By (author) James Baldwin

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    DescriptionIn this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. 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.

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    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 197
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307275936
    ISBN 10: 0307275930

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: AMER3710
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    Libri: AFRO5070
    Ingram Subject Code: CKFC
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    B&T Approval Code: C26100501
    LC classification: PS3552.A45 I4 2006
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Potter Style
    Publication date
    01 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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"; "The Fire Next Time"; "Nothing Personal"; "Blues for Mister Charlie"; "Going to Meet the Man"; "The Amen Corner"; "Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone"; "One Day When I Was Lost"; "If Beale Street Could Talk"; "The Devil Finds Work"; "Little Man," "Little Man";" Just Above My Head"; "The Evidence of Things Not Seen"; "Jimmy's Blues"; and "The Price of the Ticket." Among the awards he has 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. He died in 1987.
    Review quote
    "One of the best books Baldwin has ever written-perhaps the best of all." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer""A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless."-"Joyce Carol Oates""If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our twentiethth-century one." "-Michael Ondaatje""Striking and particularly haunting. . . . A beauty, especially in its rendering of youthful passion." -"Cosmopolitan""A major work of black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it."-"The New Republic""Emotional dynamite... a powerful assault upon the cynicism that seems today to drain our determination to confront deep social problems."-"Library Journal""A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless." -"The New York Times Book Review"