The Kid

By Sapphire
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121206, 373pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

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From the bestselling author of "Push," a story of survival and awakening--and one young man's remarkable strength

"The Kid" brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother's death to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday, from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artists' lofts, "The Kid" is a soaring tale of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul.




About the Author
She was born in 1950 and grew up on army bases in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She was graduated from City C ollege in New York, received an MFA from Brooklyn College, and taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults in Harlem and the Bronx for eight years. Sapphire is a performance poet and the author of American Dreams. She lives in New York City.
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