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Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious.A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Review of "The Kid"
One star for effort and actually getting this book published. As much as I loved "Push" is as much as I dislike "The Kid".
Babbling, wandering, ridiculous writing which left me unsure whether the author or the character was schizophrenic. Yes, people suffer in this world, but this was ridiculous.
If I could get the money I spent and the time I wasted reading this book back it would still not be enough compensation.
This book was horrible. It babbled on. The character was crazy or was it the Arthur who wrote it, that was crazy. I skipped many of pages trying to get a clear understanding of the book, that I just had to delete it off my phone. I say not to buy it. It is not worth it. I rated one star because I had to, otherwise I wouldn't have gave no stars
The Book started out good however quickly delved into a confusing mess. Abdul, JJ, Jamal all one in the same goes in and out of fugue states throughout the book making it very hard to follow. It is difficult to discern reality from make believe events. Not at all a satisfying read the ending leaves you with confusion and wanting clarification while at the same time feeling relieved that it's over