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Push

Sapphire

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ISBN 10: 0679446265 / ISBN 13: 9780679446262
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The movie "Precious" was based on this book by Sapphire. Tight and clean, no internal marks or writing. Book is in very collectible condition, stated First Edition. 142 pages followed by an unpaginated section entitled "Life Stories, Our Class Book." The DJ is unclipped. Bookseller Inventory # 014222

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Title: Push

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.

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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.



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