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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin
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Aug 05, 2009

it was amazing
Read in July, 2009

I loved this book and was sad to see it end. Baldwin's writing style is so honest and straightforward - and brave, especially for its time (published in 1960s). He delves into so many sensitive and sometimes painful subjects: being black in 1950s and '60s America, bisexuality, interracial relationships, the struggles of an artist, living in a home with an alcoholic father and a troubled brother. I've read that many of the stories and characters in his novels are based on his own life. I'm looking forward to reading his autobiography next.

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