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Author Wise, Spencer, author.

Title The emperor of shoes : a novel / Spencer Wise.

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2018]


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 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC WISE,S    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC WISE,S    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
Description 328 pages ; 24 cm
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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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Shoe industry -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises -- China -- Fiction.
Shoemakers -- Fiction.
Jews, American -- China -- Fiction.
Democracy -- China -- Fiction.
Social problems -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Loyalty -- Fiction.
Guangdong Sheng (China) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781335145901 (hbk.) $26.99
1335145907 (hbk.) $26.99

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