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The Broken Cord

Dorris, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0060916826 / ISBN 13: 9780060916824
Verlag: Harper Perennial, 1990
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: The Broken Cord

Verlag: Harper Perennial

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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The controversial national bestseller that received unprecedented media attention, sparked the nation's interest in the plight of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and touched a nerve in all of us. Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award.

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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.

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