Gain

Gain

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ISBN10: 0312429096 ISBN13: 9780312429096 Publisher: Picador USA Published: Sep 29 2009 Pages: 405 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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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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