Just Above My Head

Just Above My Head

Paperback - 1994
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James Baldwin first wrote about homosexuality in his famous early novel, Giovanni's Room . Here he brings homosexuality and race together in the story of the great gospel singer Arthur Montana. Arthur was found dead in the basement of a London pub at the age of thirty-nine, yet he lies on in this memoir. Written by Hall, his brother and manager, it is in part a subtle and moving study of the treacherous ebb and flow of memory.

Set against a vividly drawn background of the civil rights movement of the sixties, Just Above My Head explores how Arthur discovers his love for Jimmy - 'with his smile like a lantern and a voice like Saturday nights' - and portrays how profoundly racial politics can shape the private business of love.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 1994.
ISBN: 9780140187991
0140187995
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 597 p. ; 20 cm.

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