More Than It Hurts You In More Than It Hurts You , a middle-class Long Island housewife brings her sick baby to the hospital, though what exactly ails the boy… More Than It Hurts You In More Than It Hurts You , a middle-class Long Island housewife brings her sick baby to the hospital, though what exactly ails the boy… 2008-06-19 Fiction Dutton Adult
Book Review

More Than It Hurts You (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2008; Writer: Darin Strauss; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Dutton Adult

In More Than It Hurts You, a middle-class Long Island housewife brings her sick baby to the hospital, though what exactly ails the boy is unclear, and after throwing a public tantrum, she quickly takes him home again. An African-American physician with a young son of her own begins to suspect the mother might be intentionally harming the infant, and alerts the authorities. From this germ of a Grey's Anatomy-ready plot, Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng) spins an engaging, if not blazingly original, Jodi Picoult-style melodrama about race relations, marital dynamics, and what it means to be a parent. B

Originally posted Jun 13, 2008 Published in issue #998 Jun 20, 2008 Order article reprints
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