Langston Hughes Biographer Arnold Rampersad Praises ZORA AND LANGSTON: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal by Yuval Taylor

Taylor examines here perhaps the single most controversial set of personal and professional relationships in African American literature, centered in the iconic duo of Hughes and Hurston but including other unforgettable figures, white as well as black. Digging vigorously in sources new and known, he reconstructs this drama in clear, lively, and elegant if sometimes unsparing prose. This is a dazzling book, easy to read but richly rewarding.