Just Above My Head

by James Baldwin

The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience.  Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni’s Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work.  Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family becomes both a journey into another country of the soul and senses–and a living contemporary history of black struggle in thisland.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.36 out of 5
  • Published June 13th 2000 by Delta
  • Original Title: Just Above My Head
  • ISBN: 0385334567 (ISBN13: 9780385334563)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (Hardcover) (1980)

The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience.  Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni’s Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work.  Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family becomes both a journey into another country of the soul and senses–and a living contemporary history of black struggle in this land.