Dorris's breakthrough The Broken Cord brought fetal alcohol syndrome to national attention. The book about FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) and its effects on Dorris's son won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award. Dorris often collaborated with his wife, writer Louise Erdrich. Dorris's other works include A Yellow Raft on Blue Water.Born: 1945?
Died: April 10 or 11, 1997.