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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Introduced by ZADIE SMITH

‘One of the greatest writers of our time’ Toni Morrison

‘She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her . . .’

When sixteen-year-old Janie is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres. Janie endures two stifling marriages before she finally meets the man of her dreams – who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds.

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 14th November 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780860685241

Reviews

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
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
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
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
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