More Than It Hurts You (Paperback)

A Novel

By Darin Strauss

Plume, 9780452295520, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/18/2008)
Compact Disc (6/19/2008)
Hardcover (6/19/2008)

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Description

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Josh Goldin's happy yet unexamined existence is shattered one morning when his wife, Dori, rushes their eight-month- old son to the emergency room in severe distress. Dr. Darlene Stokes, an African-American physician and single mother, suspects Munchausen by proxy, a rarely diagnosed and controversial phenomenon where a mother intentionally harms her baby. As each of them is forced to confront a reality that has become a nightmare, Darlene, Dori, and Josh are pushed to their breaking points.

Darin Strauss's extraordinary novel is set in a world turned upside down-where doctors try to save babies from their parents, police use the law to tear families apart, and the people you think you know best end up surprising you the most.


About the Author

Darin Strauss is the award-winning author of the national and international bestseller Chang and Eng, as well as its screenplay for Disney Films and director Julie Taymor.  His work has been translated into 14 languages and he teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For More Than It Hurts You: A Novel

"[A] brilliant, sharp, suspenseful novel."
-Elizabeth Gilbert

"Wrenching and flawlessly involving."
-New York Daily News

"Chilling, insightful and bold."
-Chicago Tribune

"Riveting."
-Publishers Weekly