The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris

This book is a poignant memoir of a single man who adopts a three-year-old American Indian boy, only to discover several years later that his son suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, a condition that was not well understood at the time. The narrative chronicles the man's journey to understand and cope with his son's condition, while also shedding light on the devastating effects of alcohol abuse on unborn children. The book also delves into the broader social issues surrounding Native American communities and the systemic problems that contribute to alcoholism among these populations.

The 9008th greatest book of all time


Published
1989
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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