Just above My Head
Date: May 2016
Duration: 20 hours 48 minutes
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 inflames his nonfiction work.
Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Montana 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.
“If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our twentieth-century one.”—Michael Ondaatje, New York Times bestselling author