Go Tell It on the Mountain

audiobook (Deluxe) A Novel · Vintage International

By James Baldwin

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A deluxe edition of James Baldwin's haunting coming-of-age story, with a new introduction by Roxane Gay and a stunning package.
Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understood themselves.
Go Tell It on the Mountain