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Sweetness #9

(2014)
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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.

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
ISBN: 0-316-27875-0 / 978-0-316-27875-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
ISBN: 0-316-27877-7 / 978-0-316-27877-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
ISBN: 1-4789-3257-0 / 978-1-4789-3257-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
ISBN: 1-4789-3258-9 / 978-1-4789-3258-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sweetness #9: A Novel
Author(s): Stephan Eirik Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon UK   


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