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Thalidomide Kid
by Kate Rigby
Release Date: 01/01/10
Genre: Literary
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Publisher: Amazon Kindle
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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. The novel follows him through a bittersweet journey of fear and determination, failure and conquest, blind prejudice . and forbidden love. The novel lifts a 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. The story that pitches full-bodied spirit against seemingly insurmountable physical inadequacy.

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