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Who but James Baldwin could write so beautifully about racism, love, prison, family, and social injustice? This is a story about all of those, told through the lives of young lovers Tish and Fonny in 1970s Harlem. Through it was originally published in 1974, Baldwin's social commentary and exceptional writing style remain powerfully relevant. If Beale Street Could Talk is simultaneously sweet and painfully sad -- a novel that is honest, moving and just wonderful.