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Push by Sapphire
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Mar 22, 10

Read in March, 2010

wow. a quick read - finished this in two hours - but one that stays with you. i read some confessional african-american poetry from the 70s when i was in high school and this reads the same way - lyrical, abbreviated, amazing in how a few misspelled words strung together can be heartbreaking in a way that a more polished narrative wouldn't be.

i haven't seen the movie but i will - this novel seems pretty un-filmable (or at least completely unmarketable) in how brutal and sad it is, but there is an element of triumph that you feel for precious as she fights her way out of the lowliest of existences, which always makes for a good movie.
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