If Beale Street could talk

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In 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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Full title if beale street could talk
Author baldwin james
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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title_display If Beale Street could talk
title_full If Beale Street Could Talk, If Beale Street Could Talk A Novel, If Beale Street could talk / James Baldwin
title_short If Beale Street could talk
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topic_facet African Americans, Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature