Considers the problems of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on both a personal and national level, documenting the author's struggle to understand his adopted son's health and learning problems within a larger context
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When Michael Dorris, 26, single, working on his doctorate, and part Indian himself, applied to adopt an Indian child, his request was speedily granted. He knew that his new three-year-old son, Adam, was badly developmentally disabled; but he believed in the power of nurture and love. This is the heartrending story, full of compassion and rage, of how his son grew up mentally retarded, a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whom no amount of love could make whole. The volume includes a short account of his own life by the 20-year-old Adam, and a foreword by Dorris' wife, the writer Louise Erdrich. The Broken Cord won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989.About the Author:
Michael Dorris is the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Broken Cord, Working Men, Morning Girl, and Guests, and co-author with Louise Erdrich of The Crown of Columbus.
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Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110816150184
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0816150184