Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A skink is a creature that can sacrifice part of itself to escape a predator and when times are good, regrow what has been lost. Can Daniel, a boy who doesn't read or write, who doesn't speak to adults, who life has battered to the point of surrender, regrow what he has lost? Skink is a story of the healing power of love in one troubled boy's life. More

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About Michael Gliksman

Michael Gliksman MD PhD is a medical specialist and psychologist living in Mullumbimby, Australia. He is currently Vice President of the AMA in the Australian State of New South Wales, and is past-Patron of the Foster Care Association of New South Wales. He was a Research Fellow at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Physician at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.


Review by: Victor Kline on March 30, 2012 :
I couldn't put this down. It just drags you along into a vortex of 'unbelievable' and yet totally believable humanity. Beautifully drawn characters and a tight powerful plot.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Review by: Jonathan Leane III on Feb. 1, 2012 :
A really good read. It's hard not to empathise with some of the characters and feel angry with others. The child's 'voice' seemed very real. I liked the ending too (I won't spoil it by revealing it here).
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Eve Stern on Jan. 30, 2012 :
Read this in one sitting. Could not put it down. Shed tears (of sadness and joy). Wonderful characters and story. Quite uplifting. I wonder how much of it is true.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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