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The emperor of shoes

Spencer Wise

The emperor of shoes

a novel

by Spencer Wise

  • 214 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shoemakers,
  • Democracy,
  • Family-owned business enterprises,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • Loyalty,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Social problems,
  • American Jews,
  • Fiction,
  • Shoe industry

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSpencer Wise
    The Physical Object
    Pagination328 pages
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26961037M
    ISBN 101335145907
    ISBN 109781335145901
    OCLC/WorldCa1037100245

    The Emperor of Shoes Spencer Wise. Hanover Square, $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. In Wise’s dynamic debut, the American heir to a shoe .   **“Evocative **The Emperor of Shoes **underscores the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet Wise [has] written a novel of our times ”—**New York Times **Book Review *A Library Journal Best Debut of Summer * From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern 4/5.

      The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise has an overall rating of Mixed based on 4 book reviews. The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise has an overall rating of Mixed based on 4 book reviews. The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise has an overall rating of Mixed based on 4 book 2/4(4). Nevertheless, The Emperor of Shoes underscore the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet 'So we’re the bridge,' Alex says to an American-born friend.

    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 striking backdrop of social and technological change in contemporary southern China. THE EMPEROR OF SHOES About The Emperor of Shoes. Paperback: Pages. Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition ( ) Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory.


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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 * From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his b/5.

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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 * From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his /5(20).

Title: The Emperor of Shoes Author: Spencer Wise Genre: Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 Alex Cohen is a year-old from Boston who lives in China. His father, Fedor, runs their shoe-making business with an iron first; profit is everything and Fedor isn’t about to change a thing/5(21).

“Evocative The Emperor of Shoes underscores the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet Wise [has] written a novel of our times ”—New York Times Book Review *A Library Journal Best Debut of Summer * From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his /5(20).

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Book Review: The Emperor of Shoes David Herman explores a novel in which a father’s footsteps are too big for his feckless son Much of the best post-war fiction by British writers was set in. The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise.

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. Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in a remote village in southern China, where his father runs a family-owned shoe factory.

Lost and searching, Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, absorbing the generations-old secrets of the trade from his loving but neurotic father. As Alex explores the plant’s vast floors and Continue reading The Emperor of. The Emperor of Shoes is a story of exploitation – of Chinese workers by the factory’s owners.

Low wages and poor work conditions so that US department stores can be supplied with ‘affordable’ own label footwear. The Emperor of Shoes examines the business through the eyes of Alex Cohen, the 26 year old Jewish son of the factory’s /5(20).

‎“Evocative The Emperor of Shoes underscores the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet Wise [has] written a novel of our times ”—New York Times Book Review *A Library Journal Best Debut of 4/5(4). "The Emperor of Shoes" is a story that will stay with you."— “Evocative The Emperor of Shoes underscores the extent to which the promise of economic opportunity still moves people across great distances on our planet Wise [has] written a novel of our times "—New York Times Book Review.

From the Publisher. 05/15/Brand: Hanover Square Press. The Emperor of Shoes is a remarkable book. Spencer Wise conveys with razor sharp accuracy the ways in which corruption and exploitation lead to our Western products so that I have to admit to feeling very uncomfortable at times as I read.

I loved the way the book is grounded in the author’s personal knowledge through the Jewish and shoemaking. “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 * From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his.

David Kirby, National Book Award nominated author of The House on Boulevard Street "Wise has written a funny, illuminating page turner of a novel about an American father and son and a shoe factory in China.

Emperor of Shoes is heartbreakingly personal, timely and political, written with plenty of Yiddish and humor. 'Made in China' the label. About the Book The Emperor of Shoes. by Spencer Wise. 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.

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$ +$ shipping. I have to say that The Emperor of Shoes is a book which took me by surprise in a very positive and most beautiful way. It made me think, it made me stop and pause. It consumed me and it made me desperate to stop and take a breath.

It is a step apart from many books I have read and I have to admit that I struggle to believe this can possibly be. 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.

THE EMPEROR OF SHOES About The Emperor of Shoes. Hardcover: pages. Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (June 5, ) Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory.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.

© Spencer Wise (P) Harlequin Enterprises, Limited The book is very well written, with a timely plot and a strong. 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.

'Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes is one of the most complex, nuanced, character-rich first novels I have ever read. It is Reviews: