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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
Author: James Baldwin
ISBN 13: 9780385334587
ISBN 10: 385334583
Edition: 14656th
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: 2000-06-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $14.00

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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Baldwin's 1956 novel, his second, was daring for its time, depicting a young man deep into Paris's second expatriate movement following World War II as he grapples with his sexual identity. He is drawn both to his fianc e and to a male Italian bartender with whom he begins an affair. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.