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One Pill Makes You Smaller

(2003)
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A powerful debut from a young Australian novelist that features one of the most likeable but contrary figures you are likely to meet in contemporary fiction Lou Connor, a gifted, unhappy sixteen-year-old, is desperate to escape her life of poverty in Sydney. And when she is offered a place as an exchange student at a school in America it seems as if her dreams will be fulfilled. Her host family has a beautiful house in Illinois and couldn't be more welcoming ... until she starts having to live in the suffocating and repressed atmosphere of their suburban mansion and things begin to go terribly wrong. How the Light Gets In is an acutely observed story of adolescence reminiscent of American Beauty in its dissection of engrained prejudices and middle-class hypocrisy. In Lou Connor, Hyland has created a larger-than-life protagonist who mesmerises the reader with her vivacity and vulnerability, from hopeful beginning to unexpected, haunting end.

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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Pill Makes You Smaller: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Dierbeck
ISBN: 0-374-22649-0 / 978-0-374-22649-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Pill Makes You Smaller
Author(s): Lisa Dierbeck
ISBN: 1-84195-628-7 / 978-1-84195-628-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Pill Makes You Smaller: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Dierbeck
ISBN: 0-312-42286-5 / 978-0-312-42286-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

September 2004 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: One Pill Makes You Smaller: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Dierbeck
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon CA