The Emperor of Shoes A Novel

By: Wise, Spencer

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328pp. 8vo. Paper over boards, gilt on spine. Author has signed his name only to title page. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. Author's debut fition. Jacket blurbs from Robert Olen Butler, Adam Johnson, Bethany Ball,Julianna Baggott, and Molly Patterson.


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"Evocative...The Emperor of Shoes underscores the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet... A novel] of our times..."--New York Times Book Review

*A Library Journal Best Debut of Summer 2018*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 Shoes A Novel

Author Name: Wise, Spencer

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Toronto, Hanover Square Press: 2018

ISBN Number: 1335145907

ISBN Number 13: 9781335145901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002498