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Precious

Author: Sapphire
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2010. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she is urged to write down her thoughts in a book.
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Genre/Form: Teen fiction
Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sapphire
ISBN: 9780099548720 0099548720
OCLC Number: 559730901
Notes: "Based on the novel 'Push'"--Cover.
Description: 139 pages, 38 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
Contents: This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she is urged to write down her thoughts in a book. This is Precious' diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and her life. Told with tremendous power, vitality and wit; this is an uncompromising and hugely enjoyable novel.
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"An inspired and inspiring debut, a The Color Purple for the nineties" * Vogue * "Sapphire's vibrant, unindulgent first novel has you cheering the awesome Precious on until the last page: her voice Read more...

 
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