The Kid

by Sapphire

The Kid

Paperback, 374 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase


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From the best-selling author of Push comes another novel, this time featuring Precious' son.

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Breaking The Rules: In Faith, On The Street And Of A Man's World

You may know the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones — the pregnant African-American teen who was a victim of incest and abuse — from the provocative, award-winning film Precious starring Gabourey Sidibe. The movie was based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Sapphire's second novel, The Kid, opens with the funeral of Precious, who has died of complications related to her HIV/AIDS infection, and follows her son, Abdul Jamal Jones, as he enters a downward

Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and two novels, Push and The Kid. She is also the 2009 recipient of a United States Artists fellowship.

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