Giovanni's Room

byJames BaldwinIntroduction byColm Toibin

March 1, 2016|
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.

David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meets a bartender named Giovanni to whom he is drawn in spite of himself. Soon the two are spending the night in Giovanni’s curtainless room, which he keeps dark to protect their privacy. But Hella’s return to Paris brings the affair to a crisis, one that rapidly spirals into tragedy. Caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality, David struggles for self-knowledge during one long, dark night—“the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life.” With sharp, probing insight, Giovanni's Room tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that lays bare the unspoken complexities of the human heart. 

Introduction by Colm Tóibín

Title:Giovanni's RoomFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:200 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 0.7 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101907746

ISBN - 13:9781101907740

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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