Delicate Condition


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$27.99  $26.03
Sourcebooks Landmark
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Danielle Valentine is a pseudonym for the young adult novelist Danielle Vega. Her work, which includes The Merciless series and HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR MURDER, has been optioned for film and television by Lionsgate and Warner Bros, and has been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. Danielle lives outside of New York city with her husband, daughter, and two ornery cats. DELICATE CONDITION is her first adult novel.


"Delicate Condition is the feminist update to Rosemary's Baby we all needed--a twisty, page-turner with unsettling details and crackling writing that's also a timely critique of sexism in modern medicine." -- Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here
"A frightening, propulsive read brimming with brutal truths about motherhood, autonomy, and the everyday horror of not being believed. This twisty horror thriller will have you guessing until the staggering end." -- Rachel Harrison, National Bestselling author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth
"A propulsive modern update on classic horror with a clever ending that lets no one off the hook." -- Anne Heltzel, author of Just Like Mother
"Heartbreakingly visceral, eerie and intense, reading Delicate Condition is feeling, with every new turn of the page, what it's like for your body to no longer be your own. A masterful musing on the horrors of pregnancy, loss and what it means to be a woman when the medical world fails you. A spooky, devour-in-one-sitting story that's guaranteed to have everyone talking." -- Leah Konen, author of You Should Have Told Me
"A visceral rallying cry against the horrors of medical gaslighting, our culture's indifference to birthing people's pain, and the complete terror of creating and sustaining life--Delicate Condition is beautifully written, unbearably tense, and deeply scary. A modern fairy tale that asks what we'd be willing to sacrifice for the thing we want most. Danielle Valentine will sit on my shelf beside Julia Fine, Jessamine Chan, and Rachel Yoder--writers who remind us of the monster inside every mother." -- Katie Gutierrez, bestselling author of More Than You'll Ever Know
"Both disturbing and unrelentingly captivating, Delicate Condition grabbed me and didn't let go until its final page." -- Darcy Coates, USA Today bestselling author
"What a thrilling, visceral read. So dark, and very fast paced." -- Heather Darwent, author of The Things We Do to Our Friends
"An absolute cracker of a read, one to be read by all women, everywhere. I could not put it down." -- Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
"Pitch black horror meets smart psychological thriller in this fantastically moreish debut. I devoured it, feeling simultaneously sick and thrilled. And that ending... just perfect." -- SJI Holliday, author of The Deaths of December
"Fabulously original. A deeply unsettling read that plays on women's darkest fears of pregnancy." -- Gemma Rogers, author of The Secret
"A timely, terrifying, heartfelt thriller. I devoured it in one sitting." -- Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End
"Unflinching...Valentine successfully mines pregnancy's horrors for dramatic effect while condemning condescension toward, and ignorance of, women's struggles with fertility and childbearing. It adds up to a fiercely feminist millennial heir to Rosemary's Baby." -- Publishers Weekly
"A darkly visceral and magically evocative novel. You won't be able to put this one down until you've absorbed every last terrifying word." -- Sarah Lawton, author of All The Little Things
"Both a scathing indictment of the treatment of women by medical professionals and a breathless thriller, Delicate Condition paints an unyielding and heart-wrenching portrait of pregnancy that reaches like a clawed hand inside your chest. I could not put it down." -- Katrina Monroe, author of Graveyard of Lost Children
"So many reader emotions, I didn't know who to trust; if anyone! Delicate Condition is a thriller, a horror, a mystery and it's lingering in my mind, an aftereffect of a chilling read!" -- J.M. Hewitt, author of The Life She Wants
"Readers will devour the book to find out what's going on...[the] ending, with an interesting twist, comes out of nowhere." -- Booklist, STARRED review