內容簡介 《假若比爾街能說話》電影官方小說《月光下的藍色男孩》導演巴瑞·賈金斯最新作品，重現詹姆斯‧鮑德溫美國灰暗的世代最動人的愛情故事透過19歲少女Tish的角度，闡述一段糾葛又痛心的愛情故事。Tish懷孕了，她的未婚夫Fonny是一位年輕的雕刻家。兩人準備結婚的相關事宜時，Fonny卻因為被誣控強姦而入獄等待審判。Tish為了未婚夫的清白與孩子的未來，她必須反抗社會的誤解與壓迫以證明Fonny的無辜。過程中，Tish 的家人對她的接納與支持，反觀 Fonny 家人對這件事的不諒解，讓親情成為書中的核心主題之一。而這對年輕的愛侶也面臨複雜的情感折磨─情感、絕望和希望，一段喚起無限憂傷的愛情故事，激情和悲傷交織糾纏。作者鮑德溫創造了兩個活生生的角色，深刻地刻劃出根深蒂固的美國精神。In this honest and stunning novel, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche." Like the blues -- sweet, sad and full of truth -- this masterly work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love -- affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of a black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realisitic tale... a powerful endictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.
作者介紹 James Baldwin James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Tell It on the Mountain; Notes of a Native Son; Giovanni’s Room; Nobody Knows My Name; Another Country; The Fire Next Time; Nothing Personal; Blues for Mister Charlie; Going to Meet the Man; The Amen Corner; Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone; One Day When I Was Lost; If Beale Street Could Talk; The Devil Finds Work; Little Man, Little Man; Just Above My Head; The Evidence of Things Not Seen; Jimmy’s Blues; and The Price of the Ticket. Among the awards he has received are a Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. He died in 1987.