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Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning." An intense story of adversity and the mechanisms to cope with it.
Precious is now a major motion picture based on the novel Push by Sapphire, starring Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see larger images.
This was one hell of a ride through Harlem and life of Precious, a teenager who has been abused by the system and her parents. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Margaret Carmel
hard to read because the author wrights as the person talks.Published 18 days ago by Valerie Levesque
This novel was riveting. Fiction is most effective when it tells an essential truth in an unmistakable way to readers who are unable or unwilling to admit that obsenitties exist in... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Renee Walker
This was one of the worst books I have ever picked up. Burning it is a possibility, would not want to waste someone else's time by giving them this book.Published 2 months ago by Ian