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Sweetness #9

Sweetness #9Warning: The American flag may contain Red 40 and Blue 1. In Clark's hit-and-miss satire, a chemist discovers that a popular sweetener may cause lethargy,...Sweetness #9FictionWarning: The American flag may contain Red 40 and Blue 1. In Clark's hit-and-miss satire, a chemist discovers that a popular sweetener may cause lethargy,...2014-08-28Little, Brown and Company
SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark

SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark

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Sweetness #9

Genre: Fiction; Author: Stephan Eirik Clark; Status: In Season; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Warning: The American flag may contain Red 40 and Blue 1. In Clark’s hit-and-miss satire, a chemist discovers that a popular sweetener may cause lethargy, obesity, ennui, and other afflictions. When his family starts exhibiting symptoms, he must decide whether their illnesses are related or just a by-product of American middle-class life. The commentary is as subtle as fake grape flavoring, but the subject matter won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. B-

Originally posted August 28 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT

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