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Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after
the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives
voice to Precious's son, Abdul.
In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the
electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's
unforgettable heroine, Precious.
A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh
and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior
life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of
his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in
which 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 and toward an identity he can stand behind.
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 artist's lofts, The
Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to
find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of
the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and
of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight.
In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of
Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.
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