Just Above My Head - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Just Above My Head - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 608 Pages / Published: 27/10/1994
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'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers' Edmund White, Washington Post

When Arthur Montana, world-renowned 'Emperor of Soul', is found dead in a London pub, his grief-stricken brother looks back over thirty years in the lives of their group of friends: from their childhood spent preaching and singing in Harlem churches, to their struggles with war and poverty, and their encounters with wealth, love and fame.

Set against a vividly drawn background of the civil rights movement of the sixties, Baldwin's last novel is a monumental saga that ranges from New York to Paris, Korea to Africa to portray how profoundly racial politics can shape life, especially in the private business of love.

'Warm, melancholy . . . Hall Montana's voice is the conduit for Baldwin's most distinctive quality as a writer, his abundant tenderness' The New York Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140187991
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 mm


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The best of his work ... stands comparison with any of its period to come out of the United States * The Times *
This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers -- Edmund White * Washington Post *
If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one -- Michael Ondaatje

Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers

* Saturday Review *

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