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Westgate Adult Books
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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.
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Missed the mark submitted by avandeusen on July 17, 2021, 10:24am The premise of this book (intense experimentation on a young Black woman) has ties to horrific historical truth, but the presentation of this fictional story is sloppy and disjointed.
Unsettling submitted by pamhockey25 on August 7, 2022, 3:43pm This creepy book focuses on how black people have been treated and tested in government experiments. It's dark and disturbing and explores some unsettling issues. Based in Michigan, this book will stay with you after you're finished reading it.
New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Year Published: 2020
Description: 274 p.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Michigan -- Fiction.