Item description for Thalidomide Kid by Rigby Kate...
Fate dealt to Daryl from the bottom of the deck. During pregnancy, his mother took a common prescription drug that doomed him to a life without arms. But streetwise Daryl's a fighter - self-styled Thalidomide Kid superhero at heart - and he's sworn to play his rogue cards against all the odds. Kate Rigby's gritty novel follows him through a bittersweet journey of fear and determination, failure and conquest, blind prejudice . and forbidden love. For the first time in a work of fiction, Rigby lifts a corner of the veil to reveal the cruel and uncomfortable face of the thalidomide horror that crippled a generation. Thalidomide produced suicides and heroes. Daryl is a special case. You'll never forget him. Kate Rigby bravely presents grim reality in a story that pitches full-bodied spirit against seemingly insurmountable physical inadequacy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 12, 2007
Publisher Bewrite Books
ISBN 1904492940 ISBN13 9781904492948