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The Resource The broken cord, Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich

The broken cord, Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich

Label
The broken cord
Title
The broken cord
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In 1971, Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, and affectionate Sioux Indian he named Adam. At that time, little was revealed about Adam's past except that his biological mother died of alcohol poisoning. During the course of the next two decades, the growing Dorris family (through the single-parent adoption of two more infants, and the 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children) went through a time of alarming discovery as the new information about the genetic and cultural causes of FAS became apparent and paralleled the family's battle to solve their oldest son's developing health and learning problems. Author Michael Dorris explains how traditions weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. He also chronicles the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native American community as a whole. -- from Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dorris, Michael
Dewey number
362.1/968
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG629.F45
LC item number
D67 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WQ 211 D716 1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Erdrich, Louise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • United States
  • Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörung
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Kind
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome patients
  • Family
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Label
The broken cord, Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19518477
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780060160715
Lccn
88045893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19518477
  • (OCoLC)19518477
Label
The broken cord, Michael Dorris ; with a foreword by Louise Erdrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19518477
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780060160715
Lccn
88045893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19518477
  • (OCoLC)19518477

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