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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
Sweetness number nine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn. While testing a new artificial sweetener--"Sweetness #9"--he notices unusual side-effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David tries to blow the whistle, but he swallows it instead. 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 suffers from a generalized dissatisfaction with life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition? David's search for an answer unfolds in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family story, and a profound exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Wickedly funny and wildly imaginative, Sweetness #9 questions whether what we eat truly makes us who we are
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321551
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Stephan Eirik
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L36877
LC item number
S94 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weight gain
  • Eating disorders
  • Sweeteners
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780316278751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 880831215
  • (OCoLC)880831215
Label
Sweetness #9 : a novel, Stephan Eirik Clark
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780316278751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 880831215
  • (OCoLC)880831215

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