Doron Weber delivers an affecting, unforgettable account of his struggle to protect his remarkable son. Born with a congenital heart defect, Damon Weber proves a source of constant inspiration to his parents even as his father Doron searches relentlessly for a breakthrough to resolve a condition that seems destined to claim Damon’s life. Living under this dire long-term prognosis, Damon nevertheless grows into a skilled actor - and an extraordinarily resilient human being.
“A powerful and lyric portrait of a son and a vibrant family.” (Toni Morrison)
“[A] detailed, harrowing narrative…a tender, clear-eyed profile of his son…Weber’s heartbreaking story gives us both a tragic cautionary tale and a moving account.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A heartsick father's poignant account of his heartsick son, and a primer on the fragility of life.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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A compelling memoir
Heartbreaking story of a father’s devotion to his very ill son, and how a medical team’s complete and arrogant implosion has devastating consequences; a very bittersweet tribute to an amazing young man and the family that loved him
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