Martian Child A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son

ISBN-10: 0765320037

ISBN-13: 9780765320032

Edition: Revised 

Authors: David Gerrold

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Basis for the major motion picture from New Line Cinema --starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack--in theaters October 2007 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...
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List price: $18.99
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

David Gerrold is the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie Was One, and the Chtorr, Dingillian, and Star Wolf series. He also wrote "The Trouble With Tribbles" episode of Star Trek, which was voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California.

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