Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) by James Baldwin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

As always, Baldwin's prose is evocative, lyrical, and arresting in this brief but devastating tragedy about an American expatriate in France who finds himself drawn to a bartender named Giovanni. This novel is a layered meditation on queer desire, shame, and the struggle to honor one's true self when it is at odds with societal expectations. It is an all-time favorite that I often find myself revisiting - I cannot recommend it enough. ~ Reviewed by Gwyn Sise