The Emperor Of Shoes by Spencer WiseThe Emperor Of Shoes by Spencer Wise

The Emperor Of Shoes

bySpencer Wise

Hardcover | June 5, 2018

Pricing and Purchase Info

$29.81 online 
$33.50 list price save 11%
Earn 149 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

Pre-order online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not yet available in stores

about

From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change



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?

Deftly plotted and vibrantly drawn, The Emperor of Shoes is a timely meditation on idealism, ambition, father-son rivalry and cultural revolution, set against a vivid backdrop of social and technological change.
Title:The Emperor Of ShoesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.13 inPublished:June 5, 2018Publisher:Hanover Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1335145907

ISBN - 13:9781335145901

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Vividly rendered...a fascinating look at China's race for economic growth."—Kirkus Reviews