The Hormone Factory

Saskia Goldschmidt

Dutch writer Saskia Goldschmidt worked as both a youth theatre producer and drama teacher before she wrote Compulsory Happiness, about her growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust. The Hormone Factory was an instant success in the Netherlands and has been published in Germany, Israel and the United States.

The Hormone Factory

by Saskia Goldschmidt

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781910192290
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192306

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A riveting thriller about greed, power, hormones, illicit sex, and women … and the monstrous megalomaniac who believes he can have it all. Vainglorious Mordechai de Paauw is ruthless: in the years before World War II, the Dutch pharmaceutical entrepreneur is on the cutting edge of science and determined to develop the contraceptive pill… no matter what the cost. Testing hormonal treatments on his female workers, and sexually exploiting them, Mordechai’s secret immoral life and his successful company are threatened by the rise of Hitler and, years later, a shocking scandal involving his brash son. Will Mordechai ever find redemption, and will the women he manipulates regain control over their own bodies?

REVIEWS OF The Hormone Factory

'The candid tongue of Motke's narration fires up this fast-paced novel, making him a character who won't soon be forgotten.' - The Skinny