Lakewood

Lakewood

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"A stunning debut novel that delves fearlessly into the taboo subject of modern-day medical experimentation on African Americans"--
When Lena Johnson's beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. On paper, her new job is too good to be true. High paying. No out of pocket medical expenses. A free place to live. All Lena has to do is participate in a secret program - and lie to her friends and family about the research being done in Lakewood. An eye drop that makes brown eyes blue, a medication that could be a cure for dementia, golden pills promised to make all bad thoughts go away. The discoveries made in Lakewood, Lena is told, will change the world - but the consequences for the subjects involved could be devastating. As the truths of the program reveal themselves, Lena learns how much she's willing to sacrifice for the sake of her family.
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062913197
0062913190
9780062913203
0062913204
Branch Call Number: FIC GIDDINGS 2020
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 24 cm

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Dropping out of school to support her family, Lena makes big personal sacrifices when she becomes a test subject at a secret laboratory to take responsibility for her loved ones.

(FICTION) A first-time novelist offers medical horror with a political edge.--Kirkus


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