GAIN. A Novel

New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, (1998). First edition. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof of this novel of the world of high commerce and the American obsession with success, set in the industrial town of Lacewood, Gain tells the history of Clare Soap and Chemical Company, a Procter & Gamble-like manufacturer of soaps and other consumer goods with an uncanny knack for anticipating American demand. Against the 170-year old rise of Clare is the contemporary story of Laura Bodey, Lace wood resident, whose struggle with a life-threatening illness brought about by Clare's products pits her against the modern-day monolith and calls into question her hometown's dependence on the corporation. Two page press release laid in. 353 pages. Bound in the original white perfect bound printed wrappers, as issued. A near fine sharp copy. Item #14443
ISBN: 0374159963

Price: $125.00

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