MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1989. ISBN: 0553263579. This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in ""The Sound and the Fury"". Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has endured, has seen almost everything and foretold the rest.