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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 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 1 month ago by Ian
Amazing book. Great points about literacy and education in America. Really thought-provoking. I highly recommend!Published 1 month ago by Tegreib R.
Incredible story. The writing is weird at first, but once you realize what is going on with Precious, it really helps you to be more inside her brain. I love it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer