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The Broken Cord: Dorris, Michael

The Broken Cord

Dorris, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0060160713 / ISBN 13: 9780060160715
Editorial: Harper and Row, New York, New York, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Forward by Louise Erdrich. An autobiographical and historical account of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which is as passionate as it is fierce." Dorris faced the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome with his adopted son, Adam, in this powerful testimony to life. Front cover has a pronounced wrinkled edge. Inventory #000278. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 000278

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Título: The Broken Cord

Editorial: Harper and Row, New York, New York

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition..

Tipo de libro: Hard Cover

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A skilled writer and expert on Native Americans tells the deeply moving story of his adopted son Abel, who suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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As a young bachelor over 20 years ago, Dorris was struck by the sudden conviction that he wanted to be a father. Approved for adoption with surprising speed, he shortly met--and fell in love with--a beautiful, undersized three-year-old American Indian, called Adam in this account. Records showed that Adam had an extensive medical history, but Dorris, with the dewy confidence of a new parent, was undaunted--no problems could withstand the forces of devotion and informed intelligence. After years of repeated epileptic seizures and minimal developmental headway, Adam was cautiously diagnosed: he was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a profoundly debilitating, lifelong condition caused by his mother's heavy drinking during pregnancy. As professional anthropologist (he teaches at Dartmouth) and driven parent, Dorris spent years researching FAS, readily observable in the U.S. on Indian reservations; an American Indian himself, he offers alarming profiles and statistics about the high incidence of FAS in the Indian population. But the heartbreak of this preventable disease is felt most pointedly in the stories he tells about Adam's narrow life in a world closed to the effects of imagination. In graceful, unencumbered prose, Dorris ( A Yellow Raft in Blue Water ) bares the frustration of day-to-day living with Adam, admits his rage at his own impotence to make his son's life fuller and eloquently describes moments of pride, hope and--always--love. For in the face of the impossibilities in Adam's life, it was love alone that forced open the reliable, livable world this severely limited young man inhabits, and love that reveals for the father--and his readers--the possibilities that illuminate life within even such painfully narrow horizons. Included are a foreword by Dorris's wife, writer Louise Erdrich, and Adam's story, as told by himself. First serial to Ladies' Home Journal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Casa Camino Real is a book store based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the Mexican Border. We sell new, used,first edition and out of print books in many languages. We also serve as a Community Resource and Archival Center serving audiences of all ages. We are in the process of creating Museo de La Gente, an arts residency center, a resource library, a workshop & exhibit space as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the borderland corridor. We host year-long workshops, readings, panels and arts events for the borderland, national and international community. We believe we can heal the world, one book, one cup of coffee, and one story at a time. In addition to books, we sell folk art, Mexican lobby cards and posters, vintage vinyl and cultural memorabilia in our historic adobe dating from the 1850s.

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