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Norma Jean's Sun
     

Norma Jean's Sun

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by Kris Courtney
 

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Norma Jean's Sun Memoir ( Based on a True Story )

"A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human"

"Brave honesty of confession, makes the book unique"

"Touching story, full of hope"

The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos. It is this kind of brave honesty of confession and

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Norma Jean's Sun Memoir ( Based on a True Story )

"A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human"

"Brave honesty of confession, makes the book unique"

"Touching story, full of hope"

The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos. It is this kind of brave honesty of confession and growing philosophy that makes the book unique.

Miraculous tale of how a boy, born into unimaginable physical and emotional pain and destined to be a misfit, finds his way in a world of "others." Few could survive so many torturous years of surgical intervention and a ensuing lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction and come out ahead. This moving tale reveals not only the struggle and heartrending elements of generational lives "gone wrong," but also the love and growth of a human being overcoming the odds and determined to find a way to live life to the fullest. Based on a true story, the author's unapologetic prose prompts enduring ethical questions and makes a gripping, personal read.

Norma Jean's Sun is painfully reflective yet ultimately hopeful, a story told through the eyes of a boy who believes he has been mistakenly born into the world and a man who conquers physical and emotional injustice--and thrives. The reader will be challenged to answer the difficult questions of right and wrong as they may apply to his or her own life. It is clear that it is the hope of this author that the reader's conclusions will lead to a more fulfilled view of the "parallel beauty that lives just beneath the surface for us all."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578020594
Publisher:
Kris Courtney
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

An artist in spirit and gift & recently becoming a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Norma, my mother, is determined to fill her life with energy and hope for a better tomorrow through the struggles associated with growing up. Her love, compassion and embracing smile captures the spotlight of all who witness.

Inside this Book, you will ask yourself a host of questions that are difficult to understand. It is the hope of this author, your view allows your own life to gain a deeper understanding.

My artistic expressions are drawn from personal experiences and memories that are reflected in this literature. With a lifelong artistic curiosity, my artistry is created from memories or images that move me and allow freedom of spirit. What becomes of the result, is another entity all to itself. My hope is that the viewer can pause to enjoy the view.

Thank you for looking, Kris

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Norma Jean's Sun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NormaJeanSun More than 1 year ago
Your candle burned-out long before Your legend ever did. Those simple words from Elton John's famous song, "Candle in the Wind", could easily apply to the lives of many people. To Kris Allen Courtney, these words touched his own heart at a time when he mourned the death of his mother, Norma Jean. A beautiful woman in her youth, Norma Jean met the challenges of life with grace and dignity and perseverance. She did not give up when her first and only child was born severely crippled. She wept when the doctors put her newborn baby into a body cast in an attempt to straighten his spine and his limbs. Through the countless surgeries during his grow-up years to correct his hands, arms, legs, feet, Norma Jean would declare with great insistence: "Fight, Kris, fight." One defeat after another did not set her back until, in the end, the fight was her own, a battle against cancer that she could not beat. Norma Jean's Sun is Kris Courtney's tribute to a mother that sacrificed everything for her severely crippled son. Courtney is an artist in both paint and words. In his touching memoir, he captures the essence of a tragic life and the beauty that lies beneath the surface. His words paint a picture of a hardship and a suffering that only few could imagine. Using a painter's brush, Courtney scratches out his emotional story in an abstraction of language that parallels a life that just will not give up. As his mother told him many times, this remarkably talented man continues to "Fight". Norma Jean's Sun is a story about differences and the tragedies that life presents a person who is visibly different from the rest. Norma Jean's Sun is recommended by: Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Allbooks Reviews