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Pharmakon, or the Story of a Happy Family

Pharmakon, or the Story of a Happy Family

by Dirk Wittenborn

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An honest, insightful , and ruefully funny look at the fate of one American family vis-à-vis the rise of modern psychopharmacology, Pharmakon, or The Story of a Happy Family is nothing less than a contemporary epic. The novel follows William Friedrich, an ambitious professor of psychology at Yale in the early 1950s, who has stumbled upon a drug that promises happiness to those who ingest it and fame and fortune to the man who can synthesize it. But when a brilliant and troubled research subject commits murder, the consequences will haunt Friedrich and his family for years to come.

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ISBN-13: 9781101081952
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 835,602
File size: 517 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dirk Wittenborn is a novelist and screenwriter whose books have been published in more than a dozen countries. He is the Emmy-nominated producer of the HBO documentary Born Rich and the coauthor and coproducer of The Lucky Ones, a feature film about American soldiers returning from Iraq. He lives in New York City.

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