Push par Sapphire

October 23, 2018

Push par Sapphire

Titre de livre: Push

Auteur: Sapphire

ISBN: 2879290902

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201pages. in8. Broché. Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning. " An intense story of adversity and the mechanisms to cope with it.

Review
"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 is true and the book is cool" (Mail on Sunday)

"Part wishful prayer, part manifesto, mingling poetry and humour...her novel, while heavily weighted with adversity, is buoyant, cresting wave after voluble wave of splendid, turbulent, bracing language...Its voice demands attention, perseverance and concentration, then its music takes you over, its story grips, its current and undercurrents mesmerise, depress and then uplift... A voice to remember" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Unforgettable...a mesmerising and uplifting read... Has all the power and vehemence of rap...brutal in its defence of the vulnerable" (Independent)

"Harrowing yet hilarious...packs a powerful punch... The powerful writing makes the book a cracking read...a tour de force" (Guardian)

From the Inside Flap
Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16 years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption.

From the Back Cover
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 learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and her life.

'The Color Purple for the nineties' Vogue

'Sapphire's VIBRANT, UNINDULGENT first novel has you cheering the awesome Precious on until the last page' Mail on Sunday

'Has all the power and vehemence of rap...brutal in its defence of the vulnerable' Independent

'Part wishful prayer, part manifesto, mingling poetry and humour...splendid, turbulent, bracing language...ITS MUSIC TAKES YOU OVER, its story grips... A voice to remember' Scotland on Sunday

'Harrowing yet hilarious... PACKS A POWERFUL PUNCH' Guardian