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Beautifully written account of self-obsessed people smoking, drinking and screwing their way to early graves and being utterly miserable in the process - very Scott Fitzgerald. It makes bourgeois suburbia: live sober, get married, have children, stay together, have grand-children, seem positively idyllic.
Black women who love white men 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.
Baldwin takes you on a profound journey through the lives of his characters and as you sit with each fully, ultimately you sit with and see yourself, your hearts roof top highs and well bottom lows. You wish by the end, only for the beauty of the gift of his linguistic skills and story telling to continue.
Wonderful story of relationships, gay/hetero/social/commercial that covers so much of the lower east side, Harlem, & their better-heeled neighbours. Really gets into the soul of troubled personalities when they are all trying to do that American Dream thang.