|photo by Tim Murray|
Pinkie Jones travels to New York from Eatonville, Florida in the hopes of finding a job. She's naive and scared but determined. Muttsy takes a liking to Pinkie and to satisfy her morals, Muttsy takes a job on the docks but we soon see that he's reverted to his gambling ways. Pinkie and Muttsy marry and at the end of the story, the reader is concerned for Pinkie's future.
I hope it is okay with my friend, Tim, that I post his pictures! For a long time, most people didn't remember where Hurston's gravesite was but Alice Walker, the author, found it and helped make sure it had a proper headstone.
Harper Collins web page for Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston website with audio of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis reading Hurston's work
a blog dedicated to Hurston
|photo courtesy Tim Murray|