Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Kid



“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Kid by Sapphire

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.

Publishing July 5th 2011 by Penguin Group.

4 comments:

Selina said...

I did not read Precious but I saw the movie and I thought it was heartbreaking. This book sounds really good, thanks for sharing!
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds like a must-read. Thanks for sharing.

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Kay said...

Sounds like this author has another winner. Thanks for highlighting it!

Kat P said...

Great choice! Looks like an amazing read!