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From Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important African American writers of the twentieth century, comes her riveting autobiography—now available in a limited Olive Edition.

First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography—an imaginative and 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 very personal 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, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literature’s most cherished voices.

“Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.”—The New Yorker

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  • ISBN: 9780062695796
  • ISBN 10: 0062695797
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/10/2017
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 12.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BISAC2: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC3: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage

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