Sapphire

reads from

The Kid

$12 tickets are on sale now and include admission to the screening of Precious that follows the reading

Date

Jul
28
Thursday
July 28, 2011
7:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$12.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store and the Brattle Theatre are excited to host novelist and poet SAPPHIRE for a reading from her new book, The Kid, a follow-up to her debut novel Push.

In The Kid, 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.

The reading will be followed by a screening of the Academy Award–winning Precious, the film adaptation of Push.

Sapphire
Sapphire

Sapphire

Sapphire is the author of several books of poetry. Her work has been published in The Black Scholar, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Teacher’s Voice, The New Yorker, Spin, and Bomb. Precious, the film adaptation of Sapphire’s bestselling novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. Tickets are still available at Harvard Book Store and by phone at 617-661-1515. Tickets purchased online can be picked up when the doors open at the Brattle Theatre, around 6:30pm on Thursday, July 28.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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