Hispanic professional society & diversity job fairs at NSHP.org

Damien Black
  • Male
  • San Jose, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • NSHP Groups
  • Photos (2)
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos (2)

Life of a Bastard RSS

Loading… Loading feed


Damien Black's Page

Profile Information

about me
Life of a Bastard Vol.1
Book Series by Damien Black
Illustrations by Laura Caiafa

An uncensored account of Javier Soto’s life as he journeys through foster care. The story tells of a deserted child, robbed of his innocence and tossed through the evils of a 1980s’ American society. With survival becoming the ultimate goal, will he ever break free from the world of institutionalization?

Life of a Bastard Vol. 1 is published by Booklocker RRP $14.95 Paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-63492-444-3
Available on Amazon, Kindle and other online retailers.

Born in Spanish Harlem in 1972 to a teenage Puerto Rican mother and a black father, Javier Soto is a blemish on the face of American society. After a suspicious fire allegedly set by his mother, while his father serves time in prison, Javier and his sisters are removed from their home into foster care. This true story of Javier Soto’s life takes you on the soul-stirring journey of a young boy in the custody of a brutal world.
Beginning at the Catholic Home Bureau, Javier’s tale depicts the evolution of an innocent child into an enraged teenager as he battles his way through the perils of abuse, starvation, and neglect. Like thousands of American children who are driven into the foster care network Javier and his siblings are repeatedly shuffled through numerous foster homes, each one less welcoming than the last. Following eventual separation from his sisters, Javier is left to continue his crusade of survival alone.
An indelible account that tells of a boy’s anguish, self-loathing and an unsatisfied yearning for love that is the birthright of every child. With such little grounds for hope, how far will Javier go?

Life of a Bastard Vol. 1 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.

Media Inquiries: Contact Damien contact@lifeofabastard.com
what languages do you speak?
what countries have you lived in?
The USA and now China
what's your Hispanic connection?
My mother is Puerto Rican
where did you learn about nshp.org?

Life of a Bastard Vol.1 on Goodreads

Damien Black's books on Goodreads
Life of a Bastard Life of a Bastard (Vol. 1 )
reviews: 5
ratings: 4 (avg rating 5.00)

Damien Black's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Damien Black's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Hispanic professional society & diversity job fairs at NSHP.org to add comments!

Join Hispanic professional society & diversity job fairs at NSHP.org

At 10:16am on September 2, 2017, KATE KWAME said…

My name is Mrs Kate,I was impressed to contact you today because i have something very vital to disclose to you.
Its important that you get back to me because it is about you,In addition, please kindly contact me direct with my email( katekwame1@gmail.com )to enable me to send the details to you,for you to know whom i am,am Waiting to hear from you,Remember do not reply me in the
http://network.nshp.org use my private email address

Kate Kwame.


About NSHP

With 25,000+ members, the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is the top US networking association for Hispanic professionals. It's free to join and this is a great place for you to connect with new people who share your interests, BUT it's not for selling or promoting your business. Join us today and ask here if in doubt about our policy.

Bilingual jobs

With 25,000+ members, the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is the top US networking association for Hispanic professionals.



© 2021   Created by NSHP admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service