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The Martian Child

The Martian Child

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Based on a true story, The Martian Child is a heartfelt novel about a single gay father adopting a son--the basis for the major motion picture starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack.

When David Gerrold decided he wanted to adopt a son, he thought he had prepared himself for fatherhood. But eight-year-old Dennis turned out to be more than he expected--a lot more. Dennis suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome, the son of a substance abuser and alcoholic who abandoned him in a seedy motel at the age of one-and-a-half. His father died of an overdose. Seized by the state, Dennis was shuffled between eight different foster homes in less than eight years. He was abused and beaten severely in at least tow of his placements. Dennis was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and put on Ritalin and then Disipramine. He was prone to violent emotional outbursts. His case history identified him as hard to place --a euphemism for unadoptable.

But for David Gerrold it was love at first sight...

Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 09/04/2007
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780765320032

About the Author

David Gerrold is the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of dozens of books for both adults and young adults. He began his career as the precocious author of the teleplay The Trouble with Tribbles, broadcast on the original Star Trek series and voted the series's most popular episode of all time.

David lives with his son in Northridge, California. And while he admits he no longer believes his son truly is a Martian, in exasperating father-son moments--of which there are many--David believes he still acts like one.
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