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Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN 13: 9780062004833
ISBN 10: 62004832
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $16.99

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.

New Yorker

Warm, witty, imaginative, and down-to-earth by turns, this is a rich and winning book by one of our genuine, Grade A, folk writers.