While writing her successful debut Obligatory Happy, Saskia Goldschmidt encountered a storyline that ignited her imagination. In the 1930’s one of her distant family members set out to extract hormones, such as testosterone, from the offal of the meat factory. From this idea, hefounded an international pharmaceutical company. But by testing these hormones on the girls from the factory, they were walking a thin line between entrepreneurship and ethics.
Love and envy between brothers, the conflict between commerce and science, factory girls stuffed with estrus hormones and testosterone driven guys –
The Hormone Factory is a thrilling story inspired by historical facts, in which the space be tween good and evil is clouded by the lust for progress. The successful entrepreneur Mordechai de
Paauw – Motke to his friends – looks back on his life while lying in a bed surrounded by an iron gate, stirring memories of the cages in which his lab rats were held. He realizes that he has failed to lead a respectable life.
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