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From Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Overstory, Richard Powers's 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.

Gain's stunning conclusion reveals the countless invisible connections between the largest enterprises and the smallest lives.

  • ISBN-13: 9780312429096
  • ISBN-10: 0312429096
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds
  • Page Count: 416