Darin Strauss


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A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of the American Library Association's Alix Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award, the internationally-bestselling writer Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You, and the NBCC-winning memoir Half a Life. These have been New York Times Notable Books, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. Darin has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries, and he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's creative writing program. ...more

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Half a Life

3.58 avg rating — 4,567 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Chang and Eng

3.30 avg rating — 1,904 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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More Than it Hurts You

2.93 avg rating — 1,561 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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The Queen of Tuesday

3.15 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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The Real McCoy

3.29 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Long Island Shaolin

3.11 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011
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“The cracks in old friendships are measured in awkward pauses.”
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“Things don't go away. They become you.”
Darin Strauss, Half a Life

“I think each family has a funhouse logic all its own, and in that distortion,in that delusion, all behavior can seem both perfectly normal and crazy.”
Darin Strauss, Half a Life

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