The Broken Cord

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Category:
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Title:
The Broken Cord

Author:
Michael Dorris

Abstract:
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 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. The volume includes a short account of his own life by the 20-year-old Adam, and a foreword by Dorris's wife, the writer Louise Erdrich.

Publisher:
New York: Harper Perennial

Publication Year:
1990

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