||Clark Woods, a college professor in Oregon, adopts a Tlingit Indian orphan boy named Wade who has been abused. The child is lovable but difficult, and suffers from fetal alchohol syndrome and learning disabilities. Eventually, as Wade grows up, he becomes more and more troubled, until his condition culminates in violence. Clark admits defeat, and despite his love for his son he begins to believe that Wade might be better off back among the Tlingit.
||Storm Riders follows the challenges and tragedies of Clark Woods, a foster parent who is raising a Native American son, Wade. From the outset it is clear that Wade, born with fetal alcohol syndrome, is not only disabled but disturbed. Despite the strain, Clark will not abandon Wade as Clark's own father had abandoned him. Yet when Wade is implicated in a small girl's drowning near the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Clark wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.
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||Clark Woods, a single father raising an adopted Native American boy named Wade, born with fetal alcohol syndrome, struggles with accusations that the troubled boy was implicated in the death of young girl. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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||Clark Woods, a single father raising an adopted Native American boy named Wade, struggles with accusations that the troubled boy was implicated in the death of a neighbor's child.
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||Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for FictionStorm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as The Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."