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The Good Patient

The Good Patient

A Novel

Kristin Waterfield Duisberg

St. Martin's Griffin

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Darien is a young woman who seems to have everything: a successful job, an adoring husband, and a bright future. She also has a tendency towards violent, self-destructive outbursts when she's alone. When her private life spirals out of control, her husband and her therapist desperately try to help her uncover her horrible secrets before she destroys herself. Unfortunately, she just as desperately tries to keep them hidden.

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From the inside out, these are my layers: bad, good, bad, good, and now--new--again bad. They attach beneath my skin, nested one inside the other like Matruschka dolls, anchored with a pin through each skull at...

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“An intense and moving debut about a young woman's nervous breakdown and slow recovery... Mercifully light on the psychobabble: a sharp and unsentimental glimpse of emotional collapse and recovery, narrated with compassion and a welcome sense of humor.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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About the author

Kristin Waterfield Duisberg

KRISTIN WATERFIELD DUISBERG is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Creative Writing program at Boston University. The Good Patient is her first book.

Kristin Waterfield Duisberg

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