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Author: Zorah Neale Hurston
"seminal black women's literature…"
A fascinating insight into the life of a black woman in 1920's America. The protagonist is married off young to an older man in an attempt to prevent her being raped/ get pregnant. Janet is a dreamer who finds this life dull and lacking in romance, runs away with a guy who promises the world. But at the price of her loneliness. After his death, she meets Tea-cake whom she feels more equal to, and he becomes her third husband.