Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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.
The 1604th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 16th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
- - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)