Giovanni's Room Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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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. — Gwyn Sise


Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality.

With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780792793694
ISBN-10: 0792793692
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Language: English