Genre = Novel, History
This book is set a generation after slavery ended providing many powerful conversations about the change in circumstance. The book is mostly conversations following the protagonist, Janie, describing her past. Narrating events that occurred in mostly three marriages. The narration is meant to provide her voice to the gossip around her. The first marriage was more arrange between Janie’s grandmother and the suitor. Janie’s grandmother wanted Janie to be safe. The third husband, Janie chose for love.
A fiercely independent woman who does not like being misunderstood. The trials and struggles for Janie force her to better understand herself and learn more about life. Most chapters have eloquent generalizations about life. Per the setting, every conversation is held in broken English. It becomes difficult to understand the situation and what is being said given the broken English.
Pages to read: 157
1st Edition: 1937
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