By Zora Neale Hurston
“Warm, witty, inventive. . . . it is a wealthy and successful book.”—The New Yorker
Dust Tracks on a street is the daring, poignant, and humorous autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one in every of American literature’s such a lot compelling and influential authors. Hurston’s robust novels of the South—including Jonah’s Gourd Vine and, so much famously, Their Eyes have been looking at God—continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp element, and fascinating emotionality. First released in 1942, Dust Tracks on a highway is Hurston’s own tale, instructed in her personal phrases. The Perennial smooth Classics Deluxe variation contains an all-new ahead by way of Maya Angelou, a longer biography by means of Valerie Boyd, and a different P.S. part that includes the modern reports that greeted the book’s unique publication.
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