Re-issued with brand new jacket treatment and a foreword by Zadie Smith.
Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.
When Janie, at sixteen, is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres. Refusing to compromise in spite of society's expectations, Janie endures two stifling marriages before meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds.
'This book is a part of my character now - that's how many times I've read it. I don't look to fiction to find heroes, but I have to admit that Janie has meant more to me than any other character. She's singing my song, somehow. And you realise the breadth of Hurston's talent when you find out how many other people feel exactly the same way' Zadie Smith
There is no book more important to me than this one. It speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done Alice Walker
'One of the greatest writers of our time' Toni Morrison
Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person.
Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture Maya Angelou
'For me, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is one of the very greatest American novels of the 20th century. It is so lyrical it should be sentimental; it is so passionate it should be overwrought, but it is instead a rigorous, convincing and dazzling piece of prose, as emotionally satisfying as it is impressive. There is no novel I love more' Zadie Smith
Series: Vmc Designer Collection
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 2nd March 1996
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1