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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).
In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. 
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.
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 a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a deeply moving story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
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9780385334587
9780792796091
9780345806574
9780440328810
9780345806567
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.9, 9 Points
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Grouping Titlegiovannis room
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Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-05-17 02:08:33AM
Last Indexed2022-05-17 02:55:30AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780345806567

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In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. 
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.
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 a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a deeply moving story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
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subject_facetAmericans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Bisexuals -- Fiction
Homosexuality -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Sexual orientation -- Fiction
title_displayGiovanni's room
title_fullGiovanni's Room
Giovanni's room / James Baldwin
title_shortGiovanni's room
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Americans
Bisexuals
Classic Literature
Fiction
Homosexuality
LGBTQIA+ (Fiction)
Literature
Men
Sexual behavior
Sexual orientation