Accelerated

By Bronwen Hruska
(Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605983790, 330pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2012 Indie Next List
“What starts off as a send-up of overscheduled, gifted children and the Rambo parents and elite schools that create them quickly turns into a tale of a huge pharmaceutical conspiracy. When Sean reluctantly caves in to the pressure that New York City's most prestigious school exerts on him to start medicating his son, Toby, for seemingly nonexistent issues, there are disastrous consequences. Sean must gather his allies close and his enemies closer if he wants to take on this bedrock of prestige and wealth, whose arms of power extend eerily into every aspect of his life. A fast-paced read covering a topic about which every reader should be concerned.”
-- Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


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In a striking debut novel, a single father and his son discover what lies beneath the gilded faade of a tony Upper East Side private school: an endemic of over-medicated children.

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