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Books: Book Review: Sapphire: The Kid

13 July 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After adapting Sapphire’s debut novel, Push, into the box-office hit and Oscar-winner Precious, Hollywood probably wasn’t expecting the author to start her follow-up with the protagonist’s funeral. The spectral presence of Claireece “Precious” Jones hangs over the first section of The Kid, as her 9-year-old son, Abdul Jamal Louis Jones, copes with her death (presumably from complications related to HIV, though from Abdul’s perspective, it remains unclear) through a mix of delusion and denial. But after his experiences at an abusive foster home and an archetypally sinister Catholic school, his thoughts of her dissipate, leaving him »

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