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The Resource If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Label
If Beale Street Could Talk
Title
If Beale Street Could Talk
Statement of responsibility
James Baldwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this honest and stunning novel, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche
Summary
When a pregnant Tish's boyfriend Fonny, a sculptor, is wrongfully jailed for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman, their families unite to prove the charge false.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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013986
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-1987
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Baldwin, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
If Beale Street Could Talk
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:300893ca-577a-4e9d-a4e8-c67c6c97bc80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804149679
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
If Beale Street Could Talk
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:300893ca-577a-4e9d-a4e8-c67c6c97bc80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780804149679
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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