Saving Julian


H. William Taeusch has worked and taught in neonatal ICUs in Montreal, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His short stories have appeared in Ilanot, Manhattan Literary ReviewIsrael Short StoriesIndiana ReviewWimpole Street Gazette, Jewish, and Gold Man ReviewBaby Doe and DiBene’s Offer are the first two novels in the Neonatal ICU Series. He swims, bikes, writes, and lives in Jerusalem, Israel. Website:

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A troubled doctor, an addicted mother, and the newborn that binds them together. Meet Dr. Eli Kurz—an attending neonatologist at Boston South Hospital with a career-threatening hand tremor that he treats with narcotics. When he’s called in for an emergency delivery of a premature baby, the senior resident has just “called the code,” but Eli manages to resuscitate the newborn. Not your everyday heroin addict, Sula, the mother of baby Julian, is a Harvard graduate and HIV-positive. During the months of Julian’s NICU stay, Eli and Sula are drawn to each other. When the corrupt social services department demands custody of the baby, Eli becomes complicit with Sula in a desperate attempt to save Julian once more.


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