In this tender, impassioned fourth novel, James Baldwin created one of his
most striking characters: a man struggling to become himself. 'Everyone
wishes to be loved, but in the event, nearly no one can bear it' At the
height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled
by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, we see the choices
that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between
Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the world of
the theatre lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. And
everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that seems
poised on the brink of racial war. In this tender, angry 1968 novel, James
Baldwin created one of his most striking characters: a man struggling to
become himself. 'The emotion surrounding family attachment... is deeply
felt and is one reasons he continues to be read with such intensity' Colm
Tóibín

James Baldwin—Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone

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