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If Beale Street could talk

by Baldwin, James

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New American Library - Signet, 1975. First Edition THUS. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.First edition THUS, first printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Cover shows light edgewear, with a small tear on the right edge; Binding is tight; Interior pages are unmarked; Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

Synopsis

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin's fifth novel is a love story set in Harlem in the early 70's. Young Tish and Fonny, who are in love and expecting a child. They plan on marrying until Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their tragic love story paints a bleak picture of racism and injustice. It is the only Baldwin novel narrated by a woman. 

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
736033256
Title
If Beale Street could talk
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition THUS
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
New American Library - Signet
Date Published
1975

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