Precious is a 16-year-old who has never left Harlem. Her story is one of neglect and abuse and a fierce determination to acquire an education. Pregnant by her own father, she is forced to leave school. Her defences and her world unravel as she struggles to gain control of her own life.

Push: A Novel 1996, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436202919