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Sweetness: 9
Author: Stephan Eirik Clark

ISBN: 9780316278751
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26 August 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.8 x 3.1
Fast Food Nation meets The Corrections in the brilliant literary debut T.C. Boyle calls 'funny and moving.'

David Leveraux is an Apprentice Flavour Chemist at one of the world's leading production houses. While testing Sweetness #9, he notices that the artificial sweetener causes unsettling side-effects in laboratory rats and monkeys. But with his career amd family at risk, David keeps his suspicions to himself. Year later, Sweetness #9 is America's most popular sweetner - and David's family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his daughter is depressed, and his son has stopped using verbs. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition? An exciting literary debut, Sweetness #9 is a darkly comic, wildly imaginative investigation of whether what we eat makes us who we are.

About the Author

Stephan Eirik Clark is the author of the short story collection Vladimir's Mustache. Born in West Germany and raised between England and the United States, Clark holds a Master's degree in Engli...

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