June 1, 1996
June 1, 1996
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.
Claireece Precious Jones is an overweight, illiterate black teenager pregnant with her second child--both the result of incest by her father--and infected with the AIDS virus--also thanks to her father. This first novel by the poet and performance artist Sapphire tells the story of how Precious miraculously finds redemption and deliverance through the efforts of one of her teachers, who teaches her to read and write.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
- Pages: 141
- Language: English
- Release Date: June 1, 1996
- Author: Ramona Lofton
- Online Item #: 11952252
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-6750
- ISBN: 9780679446262
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported