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Broken Cord

Broken Cord - 89 edition

Broken Cord - 89 edition

ISBN13: 9780060916824

ISBN10: 0060916826

Broken Cord by Michael Dorris - ISBN 9780060916824
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 1989
International: No
Broken Cord by Michael Dorris - ISBN 9780060916824

ISBN13: 9780060916824

ISBN10: 0060916826

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 89

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Summary

Michael Dorris' story of his adopted son Adam, born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), explores the enormous scope of the disease and parallels one father's endless battle to overcome the problem. Now an ABC-TV movie. From the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water.

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.

"As passionate as it is fierce. Intensely personal and moving beyond belief, The Broken Cord. . . . is a book so powerful it will not only break your heart; it will restore your faith. "

--Alice Hoffman, author of At Risk

The author discusses Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and relates his own experiences. He adopted a Native American child in 1971 who, after "tests and transfer from school to school, was finally diagnosed as suffering from FAS. "(Libr J)Bibliography.

Author Bio

Dorris, Michael :

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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