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Push: Sapphire

Push

Sapphire

ISBN 10: 0679446265 / ISBN 13: 9780679446262
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
New Condition: New Hardcover
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NY: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1996. Hard cover w/ DJ. First Edition (stated), first printing (no other additional printings indicated). SIGNED on half-title page by Sapphire without inscription (signature only). The interior is crisp and clean, with no marks, signatures or signs of previous use. Bindings are fresh showing no wear. DJ is fine, not price-clipped ($20.00) and protected in mylar jacket. Novel for Academy Award winning film Precious. Gift quality. Book condition: Mint. Bookseller Inventory # 5663

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Title: Push

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st 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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