Jonah's Gourd Vine: A Novel

Jonah's Gourd Vine: A Novel

Zora Neale Hurston


Jonah's Gourd Vine, Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, initially released in 1934, tells the tale of John blood brother Pearson, "a residing exultation" of a tender guy who loves too many ladies for his personal solid. Lucy, his long-suffering spouse, is his real love, yet there is additionally Mehaley and massive 'Oman, in addition to the scheming Hattie, who conjures hoodoo spells to make sure his attentions. Even after turning into the preferred pastor of Zion wish, the place his sermons and prayers for detoxing rouse the congregation's fervor, John has to admit that although he's a preacher on Sundays, he's a "natchel guy" the remainder of the week. And so during this sympathetic portrait of a guy and his group, Zora Neale Hurston indicates that religion, tolerance, and solid intentions can't unravel the stress among the non secular and the actual. That she makes this age-old quandary come so alive is a tribute to her realizing of the vagaries of human nature.

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