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Side Effects (Paperback)

Author:  Harvey Jacobs
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0963418513
ISBN-13: 9780963418517
Sku: 210407514
Publish Date: 2/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  392
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Side Effects, a novel by Harvey Jacobs, the award-winning author of American Goliath, recounts the medical misadventures of Simon Apple, whose life has been one long battle with Miracle Cures, each of which requires yet another Miracle Cure to curb an increasingly bizarre series of unintended consequences. Now, Simon awaits the lethal stroke of midnight on Death Row when he will make the supreme sacrificegiving his life for the sake of the pharmaceutical industry. A steady parade of visitorsfamily, friends, enemies and lovers come to wish him bon voyage on the day of his final exitwhile Simons nemesis, Regis Van Clay, celebrates. Side Effects is a rollicking ride through a life that ranges from horrendous to hilarious, a resonant contemporary reading adventure where RX marks the spot. *Author: Jacobs, Harvey *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 392 *Publication Date: 2009/02/20 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.87 inches
In the spirit of Kurt Vonnegut or Joseph Heller, Harvey Jacobs brilliantly satirizes the pharmaceutical industry in his latest novel. Jacobs extends the current craze for pharmaceutical fixes to its logical end, as sickly Simon Apple finds himself relying on a never-ending spiral of prescription drugs, each one treating the side effects of the previous one. Now, Simon finds himself on death row, trying to reconstruct the bizarre sequence of events which led him there, each attributable to his dependence on the products of Regis Pharmaceuticals.


"A great comic novel and a huge leap forward for one of America's most underrated and accomplished writers." (starred review) 01/15/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0392
Product attributePublisher:   Celadon Press
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