The beginning of "Another Country" is that the main character, Rufus Scott, dies. He commits suicide by jumping off a bridge in New York City. He leaves behind, his sister, Ida, and his friends. They include Vivaldo; a struggling novelist, Richard; another writer, Richard's wife; Cass, Eric; an actor returning from Eurpoe, Ellis, an executive, and Leona, who was Rufus lover, but is in a mental hospital in the south now due to a mental collapse.
A rela... Giovanni's Room
David feels responsible for the fact that his friend is sentenced to be executed. A few nights after a scandalous murder occurs in the city of Paris, David finds himself staring out his bedroom window, wondering how it all went wrong. He sits at home feeling lonely and depressed, trying to make sense of what's happened. David recounts in narrative monologue the story of his life. He begins by reflecting upon his childhood: his relationships with his alco... Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell it on the Mountain is a fictionalized memoir depicting James Baldwin's coming-of-age in the segregated Black community of Harlem, NYC. Baldwin's childhood is marked by a timid, alienating and confused relationship with his stepfather. His father is a autocratic and abusive. He constantly berates his wife (Baldwins' mother), He yells at his children and physically beats them as punishment for minor offenses such as getting into fights at school. J... If Beale Street Could Talk
Tish and Fonny are young, black city kids in love, and Tish has become pregnant with Fonny's baby. Things start to go downhill when Fonny is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Can Tish get Fonny out of prison, or is he doomed to be executed?...