Giovanni's Room (Compact Disc)

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By James Baldwin, Dan Butler (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

Wrenching and beautiful, Baldwin's second novel explores the hefty price of self-deception. As told by David, the narrator of this austere story, readers witness how the severe cowardice of one man bears ruin upon everyone around him. A must-read for any fan of Garth Greenwell or Brandon Taylor.

— Malik


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.

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924-1987) is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country," and "Blues for Mister Charlie." He received many awards including the Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620645413
ISBN-10: 1620645416
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Language: English