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Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play

  • Author:James Baldwin
  • Publisher:Vintage
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $12.95
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  • Sales Rank:296,076
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:144
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.2 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:April 25, 1995
  • ISBN:0679761780
  • EAN:9780679761785
  • ASIN:0679761780
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Synopsis
In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.

In his award-winning play, Baldwin turns a murder and its aftermath into an inquest in which even the most well-intentioned whites are implicated--and in which even a killer receives his share of compassion.

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