Immortal Bird A Family Memoir (Paperback)
|Author: Doron Weber|
From the Publisher:
A searing account of a father?s struggle to save his remarkable son from a rare heart condition that threatens his life??a powerful and lyric portrait of a son and a vibrant family? (Toni Morrison).
Damon Weber is a brilliant kid?a skilled actor and a natural leader at school. Born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery when he was a baby, Damon?s spirit and independence have always been a source of pride to his parents, who vigilantly look for any signs of danger.
Unbowed by frequent medical checkups, Damon proves to be a talent on stage, appears in David Milch?s HBO series Deadwood, and maintains an active social life, whenever he has the energy. But running through Damon?s coming-of-age in the shadow of affliction is another story: his father Doron?s relentless search for answers in a race against time.
Immortal Bird is a stirring, gorgeously written memoir of a father?s fight to save his son?s life.