This is the riveting story of a woman who will risk everything to feel something; a doctor whose diagsis brings her entire life into question; and a man who suddenly realizes that he can longer easily be both a good husband and a good father.Josh Goldin is savouring a Friday afteron break in the office coffee room, harmlessly 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... More Than It Hurts You is an extraordinary vel, 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 kw the best end up surprising you the most.
Darin Strauss is the author of two previous novels, the international bestseller Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy. Also a screenwriter, he is currently working with Gary Oldman to adapt Chang and Eng for Disney. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. The recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches writing at New York University.