Jonah's Gourd Vine

Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston; Jesmyn Ward (Introduction by)

Fiction

With a new introduction by JESMYN WARD

Born on the wrong side of the creek, John Buddy Pearson, the son of a slave, has come a long way since his shoeless days. With some schooling, a job and marriage to clever Lucy Potts, his fortunes are looking up. But, unable to resist the lure of women or a fight, he's forced to flee town or face life on the chain gang.

John finds himself in Sanford, Florida, and sends for Lucy and the children. There, he discovers a talent for preaching, and, with the support of his wife, becomes pastor of Zion Hope Church, rousing his congregation with his fervent sermons. He is now a pillar of the community, respected and popular. Before long, though, he is praying for his own sins - for his powers of persuasion aren't limited to the pulpit - and the town won't stand for his philandering ways.

Originally published in 1934, this is Zora Neale Hurston's first novel.

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General Fields

  • : 9780349012223
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : November 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zora Neale Hurston; Jesmyn Ward (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.5/2
  • : 240