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Bloomsbury, 2009 - American fiction - 416 pages
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William Friedrich, an ambitious professor of psychology at Yale in 1952, has stumbled upon a drug that promises happiness and that can make him a famous man. When his experiment goes awry, and a research subject commits murder, the consequences will haunt him and his family forever.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A novel of psychopharmacological experimentation, revenge and family tragedy.Wittenborn (Fierce People, 2002) re-creates Yale in the early 1950s as psychologist William Friedrich enters into a lab ... Read full review

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User Review  - Viviane Crystal - Borders

Dr. William T. Friedrich suffers from "Sock Moments," catatonic moments of stillness which he cannot explain but which obviously arise from a series of seemingly innocent, unforeseen events. A former ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dirk Wittenborn is a screenwriter and lives in New York City. He is the author of

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