Just Above My Head

Just Above My Head

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/10/1994
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Synopsis

'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers' Edmund White, Washington PostWhen 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' TheNew York Times

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140187991
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 415g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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