Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Penguin books
Language: english
Pages: 169
Size: 18.1 x 0.9 x 11.1 cm
Weight: 118 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780141032948
Price: €12.90
Product Description

'Exquisite, a feat of fire-breathing, imaginative daring' Guardian

David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsome Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancée returns and, denying who he is, he rejects Giovanni for a 'safe' future as a married man. It is a decision that will bring tragedy.

'Gorgeous, fearless, tempered by dark knowledge and pain ... the greatest American prose stylist of his generation' Colm Tóibín

'A layered exploration of queer desire ... It is electric' Hilton Als

Series: Penguin Great Loves
Imprint: Penguin Classics