Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

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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.

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The 1604th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 16th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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