Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
New York: Dial, 1968. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's beige cloth, spine stamped in brown, original printed dust jacket.
First edition of Baldwin's 1968 novel exploring racial, political and religious tensions among friends in Greenwich Village. The novel, which centers on Leo, a bisexual black actor who has an artistic, sometimes romantic partnership with Barbara, a white woman, as society hovers on the brink of race war, builds on the racial and political concerns that make Baldwin's work both timely and timeless. Dust jacket designed by book and album designer Paul Bacon. Unclipped dust jacket with toning to spine and edges, 1" tear to bottom edge of upper flap fold. Very good. Item #6634