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Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
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Giovanni’s Room

$17.96 USD

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Narrator Dan Butler
Length 6 hours 49 minutes
Language English
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Set 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.

James Baldwin (1924–1987) is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country, and Blues for Mister Charlie. He received many awards and was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor in 1986.

Dan Butler, audiobook narrator, actor, writer, director, and producer, has had major roles on and off Broadway and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Frasier, House, and Monk.

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Reviews

“With 1956’s Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin wrote one of modern literature’s most resonant-—and most complicated— gay love stories.”

“Absorbing…[with] immediate emotional impact.”

“Exciting…A book that belongs in the top rank of fiction.”

“Violent, excruciating beauty.”

“Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint.”

“For all the novel’s beauty and bravery in depicting queer love in an era when doing so was risky and rare—it is almost unbearable in its deep-blue gravity.”

“Narrator Dan Butler[‘s]… rich baritone carries the lilt and rhythmic pacing of the dense, poetic prose that made James Baldwin famous…differentiating between David’s inner thoughts and his complex outer world through variations in pace, pitch, and tone.”

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