On October 7, 1984, Crystal Taylor gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Daquan. Crystal was only fourteen. She was living with a boyfriend whom she was too young to marry, and her mother was addicted to heroin and cocaine. So under the law, Crystal and Daquan became wards of New York Stateas foster-care systemaa sprawling, often slipshod web of boarding facilities, halfway houses, and paid surrogates that cares for almost 60, 000 children. Life for Me Ainat Been No Crystal Stair is the story of what happened to Crystal and Daquan, as well as to Crystalas mother, who herself had grown up in various foster homes. It is a story of three generations of poverty, addiction, and abuseaand also a story of astonishing human resilience. And Susan Sheehan tells it with the same flawless observation, humor, and compassion that she brought to her classic Is There No Place on Earth for Me? From the Trade Paperback edition.... Florence had met a handsome twenty-four-year-old man named Burton whowas at FEGS studying major-appliance repair. ... The only person shefancied living with, Burton, had toldherof an available apartment in StatenIsland near the anbsp;...
|Title||:||Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2013-12-03|