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Darin Strauss

Darin Strauss is the bestselling author of three previous books. The recipient of a Guggenheim in fiction writing and numerous other awards, Strauss has seen his work translated into fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Writing at New York University, and he lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn.

Darin Straussis available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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Chang and Eng
Written by Darin Strauss
Plume | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28109-7 (0-452-28109-1)

In this stunning novel, Darin Strauss combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history’s most famous twins. Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and Eng Bunker were international celebrities before the age of twenty. Touring the world’s stages as a circus act... Read more






Half a Life
Written by Darin Strauss
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8253-4 (0-8129-8253-3)

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-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 mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved...

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More Than It Hurts You
Written by Darin Strauss
Plume | Trade Paperback | June 2009
$15.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-29552-0 (0-452-29552-1)

Read Darin Strauss's posts on the Penguin Blog

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... Read more






Mr. Beluncle
Written by V.S. Pritchett, Introduction by Darin Strauss
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7379-2 (0-8129-7379-8)

“Like most great comedy,” writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, “Mr. Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender–and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself.” One of V. S. Pritchett’s most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle... Read more






The Real McCoy
Written by Darin Strauss
Plume | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$22.00/27.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-28441-8 (0-452-28441-4)

From Darin Strauss, the bestselling author of Chang and Eng (A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year), comes the unforgettable story of "Kid" McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America. A fascinating mirror of the tumultuous backdrop of America at the turn of... Read more





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