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Title: Kallocain
Author: Karin Boye
ISBN: 9780241608302
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 2023
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: New
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Fiction 1548799

Publisher Description:
The classic World War II-era dystopian novel, written at the midpoint between Brave New World and 1984, in its first new translation in more than fifty years

A Penguin Classic

Leo Kall is a zealous middle-ranking scientist in the totalitarian World State who has just made a thrilling discovery: a new drug, Kallocain, that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. At last, criminality will be dragged out into the open and private thought can finally be outlawed. But can the World State be trusted with Kallocain? For that matter, can Kall himself be trusted? Written as the terrible events of World War II were unfolding, Karin Boye's classic dystopian novel speaks more clearly than ever of the dangers of acquiescence and the power of resistance.