More than it hurts you: a novel
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.
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|Grouping Title||more than it hurts you|
|Grouping Author||darin strauss|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-28 04:51:07AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-28 05:06:51AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781415954898|
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|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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|display_description||Josh Goldin was savoring a Friday afternoon break in the coffee room, anticipating the weekend at home where his wife, Dori, waited with their eight-month-old son, Zack. And then Josh's secretary rushed in, using words like intensive care, lost consciousness, blood.|
That morning, Dori had walked into the emergency room with her son in severe distress. Enter Dr. Darlene Stokes, an African American physician and single mother whose life is dedicated both to her own son and navigating the tricky maze of modern-day medicine. But something about Dori stirred the doctor's suspicions. Darlene had heard of the sensational diagnosis of Munchausen by proxy, where a mother intentionally harms her baby, but she had never come upon a case of it before. It's rarely diagnosed and extraordinarily controversial. Could it possibly have happened?
When these lives intersect with dramatic consequences, Darlene, Dori, and Josh are pushed to their breaking points as they confront the nightmare that has become their new reality. 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 a family apart, and the people you know the best end up surprising you the most.
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|title_display||More than it hurts you : a novel|
|title_full||More Than it Hurts You|
More than it hurts you : a novel / by Darin Strauss
|title_short||More than it hurts you|