'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.'
Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s
Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes. Johnny is destined
to become a preacher like his father, Gabriel, at the Temple of the Fire Baptized,
where the church swells with song and it is as if 'the Holy Ghost were riding
on the air'. But he feels only scalding hatred for Gabriel, whose fear and fanaticism
lead him to abuse his family. Johnny vows that, for him, things will be different.
This blazing tale is full of passion and guilt, of secret sinners and prayers
singing on the wind.
'A beautiful, enduring, spirtual song of a novel' Andrew O'Hagan
'With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details, Mr. Baldwin has told
his feverish story' The New York Times
Verlag: Random House N.Y.
Seiten: 272 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2016 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)