If Beale Street Could Talk

by Baldwin, James

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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The first edition of If Beale Street Could Talk was published by Dial Press in 1974.

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