“Sapphire never fails to render the hardest material comprehensible by coming from a place of love,” Ann Godoff said of the acquisition. “In her second novel, she fearlessly explores the young life of an African American boy as he approaches manhood; alone, brutalized and with the soul of an artist. It is an honor for The Penguin Press to have the opportunity to publish this extraordinary book.”
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