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"This book is a guidebook to being human. Love, pain, abuse, redemption, death, hope -- Hurston captures all of them in pitch-perfect, lush dialect, and with heartbreaking, soul-growing empathy."— Katie P.
Hurston's prose is newly invigorated by Dee's reading . . . this tape succeeds in its rich descriptions and freshness of dialogue, delivering in terms that are alternately funny and moving.'Publishers WeeklyIn this rediscovered classic, first published in 1937, you will meet the unforgettable Janie Crawford. Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie sets out to be her own person . . . no mean feat for a woman in the 30's, and a black woman at that. Zora Neale Hurston's most highly acclaimed novel traces Janie's quest for identity, through three marriages, on a journey back to her roots. Here is one black woman whose life is not defined by regret, fear, or foolish romantic dreams. As Janie says, two things everybody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves.