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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

(2020)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From "one of the greatest writers of our time" (Toni Morrison) - the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God - a collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.

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In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston - the sole black student at the college - was living in New York, "desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world." During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African-American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period.

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African-American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 1-4328-7989-8 / 978-1-4328-7989-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0-00-837471-6 / 978-0-00-837471-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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January 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0-06-291579-7 / 978-0-06-291579-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0-00-843434-4 / 978-0-00-843434-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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January 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0-06-291580-0 / 978-0-06-291580-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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Audio Editions

January 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston, Genevieve West
ISBN: 1-09-410596-1 / 978-1-09-410596-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick: Library Edition
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston, Genevieve West
ISBN: 1-09-410595-3 / 978-1-09-410595-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2020 : MP3 CD
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 1-09-410597-X / 978-1-09-410597-0
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HQ
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HQ
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HQ
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Amistad
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January 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HQ
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