Giovanni's room

by Baldwin, James, 1924-1987,

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Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, this groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is "a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction" ( The Atlantic ). * With an Introduction by Colm Tóibín, New York Times bestselling author of The Master.

David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meets a bartender named Giovanni to whom he is drawn in spite of himself. Soon the two are spending the night in Giovanni's curtainless room, which he keeps dark to protect their privacy. But Hella's return to Paris brings the affair to a crisis, one that rapidly spirals into tragedy.

Caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality, David struggles for self-knowledge during one long, dark night--"the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life." With sharp, probing insight, Giovanni's Room tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that lays bare the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
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Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 372.
Subjects Americans -- France -- Fiction.
Sexual orientation -- Fiction.
Bisexuals -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2016
Contributors Tóibín, Colm, 1955- writer of introduction.
Language English
Description xxxi, 159 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page xix).
ISBN 9781101907740
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