The Kid

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The Kid

By Sapphire

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121206, 373pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

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
SAPPHIRE is the author of two collections of poetry and the bestselling novel "Push." The film adaptation of her novel, "Precious," received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. She lives in New York City.