Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

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Mountain,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
 

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Published September 17, 2013 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Parenting & Relationships, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Fiction

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In the mid-1930s, 14-year-old John Grimes lives in Harlem with his mother, Elizabeth; his father, Gabriel; and his brother, Roy. Their family life revolves around their Pentecostal church where Gabriel is a preacher. Gabriel is strict and often abusive to the boys, and John fantasizes about runni...

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