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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
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Vintage Books
Street Date: May 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2676
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