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The Resource Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark

Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark

Label
Sweetness #9 : a novel
Title
Sweetness #9
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Eirik Clark
Title variation
Sweetnes number nine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1973, and David Leveraux is a young and ambitious flavor chemist working at a world-renowned flavor-production house. While testing a new artificial sweetener--Sweetness #9--he notices some unsettling side effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a general dissatisfaction with life. Years later, Sweetness #9 is America's most popular sweetener--and David's family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his son has stopped using verbs, and his daughter is generally dissatsified with her life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the human condition? David's search for an answer unfolds in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family story, and an exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Wickedly funny and wildly imaginative, Sweetness #9 questions whether what we eat makes us truly who we are"--
Summary
It's 1973, and David Leveraux is a young and ambitious flavor chemist working at a world-renowned flavor-production house. While testing a new artificial sweetener--Sweetness #9--he notices some unsettling side effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a general dissatisfaction with life. Years later, Sweetness #9 is America's most popular sweetener--and David's family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his son has stopped using verbs, and his daughter is generally dissatsified with her life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the human condition?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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10321551
Cataloging source
BT
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Clark, Stephan Eirik
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Weight gain
  • Sweeteners
  • Eating disorders
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053215421
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780316278751
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053215421
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780316278751
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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