Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121206, 373pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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.