If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin
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If Beale Street Could Talk

Author: James Baldwin

Narrator: Bahni Turpin

Unabridged: 7 hr 7 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 02/01/2016

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Synopsis

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, Baldwins 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 is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotionsaffection, 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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