Another Country (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 11 September 2001
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Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers ― Saturday Review
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Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land ― Sunday Times
In Another Country, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century -- Colm Tóibín
About the Author
Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.
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- Publisher : Penguin Classics (11 September 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0141186372
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141186375
- Item Weight : 308 g
- Dimensions : 13 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, after about 40 pages I really found myself struggling with it and gave up before I was even halfway.
There's too much senseless dialogue and when it does go into the inner workings of the characters minds, I found it either predictable and hollow or abstract and hard to follow.
Maybe it's because I'm a white, straight man but I couldn't identify with any of the characters.
I didn't like or even sympathize with any of them.
Black men who love white men
White men who love white men
White men who love white women
But he never thought it possible for any woman to love a woman
Although a good story in which the characters became my friends, it was written in a time when it was believed men could choose to have sex with both sexes. yes, I know that can happen but here it seems the norm.