Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
A NovelBook - 1968
No other novel of our time strikes so close to the heart of the dilemma of the black artist in America that this contrversial, gripping portrait of a successful actor explosively confronting his angers, his shames, his past, and his passions. From its moving description of a boy growing up in Harlem to its frankly erotic scenes of love that shattered society's conventions, this is a narrative that cries out for social change and hits with hammer blows of truth at the conscience of a nation.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1968
Characteristics: 484 p. ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
Baldwin's fourth novel has themes of racism and bisexuality