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Title:
The emperor of shoes : a novel
Author:
Wise, Spencer, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
328 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, but as he explores the plant's vast floors and assembly lines, he comes to a grim realization: employees are exploited, regulatory systems are corrupt and Alex's own father is engaging in bribes to protect the bottom line. When Alex meets a seamstress named Ivy, his sympathies begin to shift. She is an embedded organizer of a pro-democratic Chinese party, secretly sowing dissonance among her fellow laborers. Will Alex remain loyal to his father and his heritage? Or will the sparks of revolution ignite?"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781335145901
Format :
Book