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If Beale Street Could Talk
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 10, 2006
Pages 197
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307275936
ISBN-10 0307275930
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When a pregnant Tish's boyfriend Fonny, a sculptor, is wrongfully jailed for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman, their families unite to prove the charge false. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.



Editions
Hardcover
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1996)
9780783818177 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $23.95
About: When Tish's boyfriend is jailed for rape their families unite to prove the charge false
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307275936 Book cover for 9780385334594 Book cover for 9780440340607
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 10, 2006)
9780307275936 | details & prices | 197 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: When a pregnant Tish's boyfriend Fonny, a sculptor, is wrongfully jailed for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman, their families unite to prove the charge false.
from Delta (June 1, 2000)
9780385334594 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.95
About: When Tish's boyfriend is jailed for rape their families unite to prove the charge false.
Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (May 1, 1988)
9780440340607 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.99
About: When Tish's boyfriend is jailed for rape their families unite to prove the charge false
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606015981
 
from Demco Media (May 1, 1988)
9780606015981 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.91
About: When Tish's boyfriend is jailed for rape their families unite to prove the charge false
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833505798
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780833505798 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $15.30
About: When Tish's boyfriend is jailed for rape their families unite to prove the charge false

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