A NoveleBook - 2014
Fast Food Nation meets The Corrections in the brilliant literary debut T.C. Boyle calls "funny and moving." David Leveraux is an Apprentice Flavor Chemist at one of the world's leading flavor production houses. While testing Sweetness #9, he notices that the artificial sweetener causes unsettling side-effects in laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized 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 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?That's only the tip of the iceberg in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family store, and an exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Sweetness #9 is a wickedly funny, wildly imaginative...
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