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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413418
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Gain




From the bestselling author of The Overstory, a visionary novel about the failings of the American dream.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory and Bewilderment, a visionary novel about the failings of the American dream.

'It's not possible for powers to write an uninteresting book' Margaret Atwood

In Lacewood, Illinois, Laura Bodey, a divorced mother of two and real estate agent, plunges into a new existence when she learns that she has cancer.

This same small town is home to Clare & Company, a soap manufacturer begun by three brothers in nineteenth-century Boston. Over the course of more than a century, it transforms into a powerful international corporation.

Clare & Company's stunning growth reflects America's kaleidoscopic history, yet for Laura and her family, this wild success has profound and lasting consequences.

'Penetrating and splendidly written... Dazzling' New York Times

  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413418
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Richard Powers

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Echo Maker, The Time of Our Singing, Galatea 2.2 and Plowing the Dark. He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time NBCC finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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