American Bastard (Kobo eBook)

American Bastard By Jan Beatty Cover Image


  • BASED ON TRUE STORIES ABOUT ADOPTION: Beatty’s memoir deconstructs what it means to be a “chosen baby” in Western culture
  • AN HONEST TAKE ON FAMILY: American Bastard is a frank observation of adoption, living in an orphanage, and the struggle to find comfort in one’s birth parents versus adopted parents.
  • SEARCHING FOR ONE'S IDENTITY: What happens when adoption means complete erasure of selfhood?
  • FROM CANADA TO UNITED STATES: Beatty searches for her Canadian father, a three-time Stanley Cups-winning hockey player, and her working-class birth mother from Pittsburgh.
Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781636280127
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021