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Novel about the original Siamese twins, Chang & Eng Bunker.
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Half a Life

By Darin Strauss

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The true story of the author's accident, in which he was at the wheel when a girl on a bicycle suddenly veered - seemingly without a moment's notice or reason - and he hit and killed her. The account rendered here - of the accident, of the author's effort to bury the accident within himself - describes, or rather, inscribes, the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. Strauss explores his startling past - collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case - and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial, critical, irreversible moment, and it might not be good enough. The past is as cruel as its future; facing life ever more traumatic than death when one is behind the wheel - and, ultimately, blameless - in a fatal accident. 205p.
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Half a Life: A Memoir

By Darin Strauss

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner. Acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the fart-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad’s Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play miniature golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Strauss leads readers on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey – graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way he gives loss an indelibly hard look, not to mention guilt, maturity and accountability. 207p.
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Josh Goldin is savouring a Friday afternoon break in the office coffee room, flirting with colleagues as he anticipates the weekend at home with his wife, Dori, and their eight-month-old son, Zack. Then his secretary joins them, saying, 'Uh, Mr Goldin... Your wife left a voice message. It's, um, it's Zack...' And Josh's life is suddenly changed.
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Darin Strauss, the author of 'Chang and Eng' and 'The Real McCoy', has done it again with 'More than It Hurts You'. Josh Goldin thinks that he has the perfect life with his wife and eight-month-old son. Until his wife, Dori takes theirson to the emergency room. Dr. Darlene Stokes, a physician and single mother, is convinced that this is a case of Munchausen by proxy, when a mother intentionally harms her child. Josh's life begins to unravel as he struggles to be both a good husband and a good father. Darlene, Dori and Josh are all pushed beyond their breaking points as they struggle to cope with their new reality. A heartbreaking work of fiction that examines the price of living today.
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Real Mccoy

By Darin Strauss

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Novel based on the real-life character of Kid McCoy, 1872-1940, a boxer, swindler, & con artist; by the author of 'Chang and Eng.'
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The Real McCoy

By Darin Strauss

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A novel based on the life of turn-of-the-century charlatan "Kid" McCoy follows the audacious championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and womanizer from city to city in pursuit of his next con, living life to the fullest along the way.
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