Immortal Bird by Doron Weber
A Family Memoir

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Weber’s story becomes more spirited and urgent when Damon’s health begins to fail more seriously...
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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.

About Doron Weber

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Doron Weber was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and was educated at Brown University and Oxford. He has worked as a newspaper boy, busboy, waiter, and taxi driver and is the coauthor of three published nonfiction books and various articles. For fifteen years he has worked at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a nonprofit that supports science and education.
Published February 7, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 370 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian Brown on Feb 03 2012

Weber’s story becomes more spirited and urgent when Damon’s health begins to fail more seriously...

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