"Life of a bastard" is one of those stories that it is not going to leave you indifferent.I immediately felt in love with this story about this little child called Javier and his journey through the Foster care network.It is no only Javier's story, which is going to touch you heart deeply, but also the way he addresses to the readers: exactly as you were face to face and he was telling you the story of his childhood, with a straightforward harshness speech that only children have: naïf and tough." Silvia Useros
About the Author
Damien Black was born and brought up in New York during the more interesting times of 'the summer of Batman', when Times Square was less frilly. He was the writer, producer and editor of the podcast and TV show, 'The Short Film Show', on MNN New York. Damien is currently a Language Arts and Science ESL teacher in China. He lives in Shanghai with his 5-year-old son, Hannibal, who shares his ardent love for Legos. Although Hannibal is his only biological son, Damien considers all his students as his children and is a passionate teacher.
The Life of a Bastard is Damien Black's first book. In writing the story of Javier Soto, he wishes to capture the essence of life in foster care and to expose the raw truths of the struggle for identity and the shocking violence inflicted on these abandoned children. He hopes that the series will increase awareness among readers and allow them to comprehend and empathize with each of the 20,000 children that leave the foster system every year in the United States of America.