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Gain (Paperback)

Author: Powers, Richard

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Gain braids together two stories on very different scales. In one, Laura Body, divorced mother of two and a real-estate agent in the small town of Lacewood, Illinois, plunges into a new existence when she learns that she has ovarian cancer. In the other, Clare & Company, a soap manufacturer begun by three brothers in nineteenth-century Boston, grows over the course of a century and a half into an international consumer products conglomerate based in Laura's hometown. Clare's stunning growth reflects the kaleidoscopic history of America; Laura Body's life is changed forever by Clare. The novel's stunning conclusion reveals the countless invisible connections between the largest enterprises and the smallest lives.

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Publisher Picador USA
Mfg Part# 9780312429096
SKU 211422712
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312429096
Release Date 9/29/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0416
Publisher Picador USA
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