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The emperor of shoes / by Spencer Wise.

Wise, Spencer, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Series Information

Thorndike Press large print basic
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF WIS (Text) 33187004430134 Large Print Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP WIS (Text) 70743000165129 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F WIS (Text) 70621000219735 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432855376
  • ISBN: 1432855379
  • Physical Description: 461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"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?"-- $c Provided by publisher.
Subject: Shoe industry > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > China > Fiction.
Jews, American > China > Fiction.
Social problems > Fiction.
Large type books.

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