Book Reviews of If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
Author: James Baldwin
ISBN-13: 9780440340607
ISBN-10: 0440340608
Publication Date: 1/1/1986
Pages: 224
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Laurel
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent representation of American Black Fiction. The story beats a cadence with the blues music of Beale St. renown. The gritty pain, bitterness, love, and hope evident in that kind of music resonates throughout the novel. And the characters are so realistic and personable that the storyline seems all the more real. Great book!
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He and she are in love: she naturally being pregnant, he landing in jail on a trumped-up charge. So, as far as the story takes the reader, this is about her quest to free him and bring about justice. Except that there is no justice for a black when the charge is created by a corrupt white cop. Another episode in Baldwin's Harlem.