Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

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"With a potent combination of lyrical compassion and resonant rage, he portrays a fourteen-year-old boy questioning the terms of his identity. John Grimes is the stepson of a fire-breathing and abusive Pentecostal preacher in Harlem during the Depression. The action of this short novel spans a single day in John’s life, and yet manages to encompass on an epic scale his family’s troubled past and his own inchoate longings for the future, set against a shining vision of a city where he both does and does not belong. Baldwin’s story illuminates the racism his characters face as well as the double-edged role religion plays in their lives, both oppressive and inspirational."--
Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, [2016]
ISBN: 9781101907610
1101907614
Branch Call Number: Baldwin, J
BALDWIN J
Characteristics: xxvii, 236 pages; 22 cm

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