If Beale Street could talk: a novel

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In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, 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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subject_facet African American men, African American men -- Fiction, African Americans, African Americans -- Fiction, Bud Werner Memorial Library - Book club kits, Bud Werner Memorial Library - Carpet bag kits, False imprisonment, False imprisonment -- Fiction, Fiction, Justice (Virtue), Justice (Virtue) -- Fiction, Novels, Romance fiction
title_display If Beale Street could talk : a novel
title_full If Beale Street could talk / James Baldwin, If Beale Street could talk : a novel / James Baldwin, If Beale Street could talk Baldwin, James, 1924-1987., If Beale Street could talk book club kit Baldwin, James.
title_short If Beale Street could talk :
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topic_facet African American men, African Americans, False imprisonment, Justice (Virtue)