If Beale Street Could Talk

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From one of the most important writers of the twentieth century comes a stunning love story about a young Black woman whose life is torn apart when her lover is wrongly accused of a crime--"a moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless" (The New York Times Book Review).

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PeterA23
Jul 09, 2023
7/10 stars
The Writer James Baldwin published his novel entitled If Beale Street Could Talk in 1974. The main character of If Beale Street Could Talk is Clementine, who the other characters call Tish (3). Tish Rivers, who is 19 years old, is pregnant with the baby of her boyfriend, Alonzo Hunt (3). The characters of If Beale Street Could Talk call Alonzo, Fonny. Fonny is 22 years (5). Fonny wants to be a sculptor (35). Fonny is falsely accused of raping a P...read more

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