In this honest and stunning novel, 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... read more
“Fonny is working on the wood, on the stone, whistling, smiling. And, from far away, but coming nearer, the baby cries and cries and cries and cries and cries and cries and cries and cries, cries like it means to wake the dead.”
“"The mind is like an object that picks up dust. The object doesn't know, any more than the mind does, why what clings to it clings. But once whatever it is lights on you, it doesn't go away..."”Tish
“"We were a part of each other, flesh of each others flesh - which meant that we so took each other for granted that we never thought of the flesh. He had legs, and I had legs - that wasn't all we knew but that was all we used. They brought us up the stairs and down the stairs and, always, to each other."”Tish
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