The Brill Pill


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$17.95  $16.69
She Writes Press
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5.43 X 8.43 X 1.34 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Growing up in the Bay Area, Akemi C. Brodsky always loved unassigned reading and making creative and unnecessarily complicated school projects. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a bachelor of science, then moved to the UK to do a master's in engineering at Imperial College London. She currently lives in the Bay Area and spends most of her spare time traveling, cooking, seeing family and friends, and watching TV.


"A novel of sparkling intelligence and wit, in the end it brings home searching ethical questions, about what it means to be human, and what it means to be real."
--Louis B. Jones

"The Brill Pill is a lively and thought-provoking novel from a highly promising young writer. In scientist anti-hero Will, Akemi Brodsky has created a Victor Frankenstein for our time--an ambitious academic who lets personal rivalries deflect his moral compass, making him push the boundaries of genetics too far."
--Andrew Crumey, author of Beethoven's Assassins and Pfitz

"Brodsky transports us into a strange new world of regenerative science that is uncomfortably close to our own. Dark, intense, and compelling, this fully immersive lab-based tale--told through the eyes of a flawed but all-too-human scientist--probes at deep questions of medical ethics, society, love, friendship, consciousness, and the all-consuming landscape of modern scientific research."
--Jennifer L. Rohn, author of Cat Zero, The Honest Look, and Experimental Heart and editor of

"Smart and engaging, The Brill Pill caught my attention from its very beginning and never let up. Complex scientific and ethical concepts are conveyed with wit and confidence, and this near-future morality play is made all too believable. I'm looking forward to reading more from Akemi Brodsky!"
--Pippa Goldschmidt, author of The Falling Sky

"Provocative and unnerving, The Brill Pill is a whip-smart, propulsive, too-close-for-comfort exploration of what happens when scientific curiosity, moral limits, and personal ambition collide. An intoxicating thrill of a read from a dazzling new voice."
--Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse and Forgotten Country