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Dust Tracks On A Road

  • Author
    • Zora Neale Hurston
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With a new introduction by JESMYN WARD

'Warm, witty, imaginative . . . A rich and winning book' NEW YORKER

'Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture' MAYA ANGELOU

'One of the greatest writers of our time' TONI MORRISON

First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston's candid, exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.

As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurston's literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life - public and private - of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler and champion of the black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high: 'I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows with a harp and a sword in my hands'.

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  • Published: Feb 13 2020
  • Pages: 352
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9780349012216
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Press Reviews

  • New Yorker
    Warm, witty, imaginative . . . A rich and winning book
  • New York Review of Books
    Told in gutsy language . . . Her story is an encouraging and enjoyable one for any member of the human race
  • Toni Morrison

    One of the greatest writers of our time
  • Maya Angelou

    Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture
  • Kirkus Reviews
    A different kind of a book, absorbing, human, entertaining, with occasional strong flavor