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Pharmakon

Author: Dirk Wittenborn
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is 1950s America and madness is in the air. In a world where the 'cures' for craziness include coma therapy, cyandie treatment, sulphur injections and full-frontal lobotomies, Dr. William T. Fredrich's ambitions are more modest. He just wants to find a way to prescribe happiness' - cover.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Wittenborn
ISBN: 9780747598107 074759810X 9781408800744 1408800748
OCLC Number: 260326641
Description: 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "It is 1950s America and madness is in the air. In a world where the 'cures' for craziness include coma therapy, cyandie treatment, sulphur injections and full-frontal lobotomies, Dr. William T. Fredrich's ambitions are more modest. He just wants to find a way to prescribe happiness' --
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'An ambitious and memorable novel' Jay McInerney 'In Pharmakon Dirk Wittenborn has given us a fascinating portrait of a family living on the edge in the barely post-medieval age of 1950s Read more...

 
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