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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    Wow!

    This novel is undeniably one of Baldwin's best. The way he is able to take all of these completely different subjects such as race and sexuality and weaves them together into one character is magnificent. An absolutely astounding story of love and discrimination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Now I know

    This book was excellent. It was right there with Manchild In the Promised Land, which was my favorite book of all time. James Baldwin has always been praised as one of the best writers ever. Now I know why. This book talked about important issues like race, class, and coming of age. One of the few books that I'll read more than once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2001

    Unforgettable!

    This is another terrific literary work from the genius of James Baldwin. Here he weaves the elements of love, racism, adversity, hope, fear and anger into a one of a kind story. It centers on Leo Proudhammer, a successful actor that has recently suffered a heart attack. Through flashbacks we read about Leo's upbringing in Harlem, his struggles as a young man trying to break into showbiz and his current life as an actor. We also get to read about the relationship and disputes he had with his family and his friends. This is a great story that is both interesting and powerful.

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