Giovanni's RoomBook - 2000
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.
"A book that belongs in the top rank of fiction." --The Atlantic
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American-born David is a wannabe ex-pat trolling the gay bars in 1950’s Paris. Torn between twin desires: the simplicity of an ordinary life with his girlfriend and Giovanni. A tale of love and death, beautifully rendered in lyrical prose that is heart-wrenching in its brutal honesty. --Mary, cir... Read More »