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If Beale Street could talk / [electronic resource] James Baldwin.

By: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dell, [1988], c1974Description: 213 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0440340608 (pbk.) :; 9780440340607 (pbk.); 0738305774; 9780738305776.Subject(s): Love stories | Prisons -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction | Injustice -- Fiction | African American fictionGenre/Form: Love stories.DDC classification: Fic Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Summary: Like the blues--sweet, sad, and full of truth--this masterful work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love--the affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of the black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous Tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale... a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.
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"A Laurel book."

Like the blues--sweet, sad, and full of truth--this masterful work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love--the affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of the black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous Tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale... a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.

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If Beale Street could talk / by Baldwin, James, ©1974
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