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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Baldwin Narrator: Dan Butler Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781482985047
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Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality.

With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A young American involved with both a woman and a man…Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity.”

    New York Times

  • “Absorbing…[with] immediate emotional impact.”

    Washington Post

  • “Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Exciting…A book that belongs in the top rank of fiction.”


  • “Violent, excruciating beauty.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Narrator Dan Butler captures the brooding nature of the main character, David, who is trapped in a coming-of-age crisis…Butler’s rich baritone carries the lilt and rhythmic pacing of the dense, poetic prose that made James Baldwin famous. A novel with as much interior monologue as dialogue can be challenging to hold the listener’s interest. Butler surmounts this difficulty by differentiating between David’s inner thoughts and his complex outer world through variations in pace, pitch, and tone.”


  • A BookRiot Pick for Black History Month
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About the Author
Author James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841–1925) was a pioneer of primary education. He worked as a teacher for many years and eventually as an administrator. He also served as editor-in-chief of the American Book Company, which specialized in educational texts.

About the Narrator

Dan Butler, audiobook narrator, actor, writer, director, and producer, has had major roles on and off Broadway and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Frasier, House, and Monk. He cowrote and directed Karl Rove, I Love You and has appeared in such feature films as Crazy, Stupid, Love; Silence of the Lambs; Enemy of the State; and Fixing Frank, among others.