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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns (Hardback)

By Addison, Corban

A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young wom...en. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping image a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-story fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America s largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation. When the photo goes viral, it fans the flames of a decades old controversy about sweatshops, labor rights, and the ethics of globalization. A year later, in Washington, D.C., Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist for the Washington Post, receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistleblower promising information about Presto. There, to Griswold s astonishment, he meets Cameron Alexander, Presto s long-time general counsel. Alexander, who has secrets of his own, offers Griswold confidential information about Presto s apparel supply chain. For Griswold, the challenge of exposing Presto s willful negligence is irresistible, as is the chance, however slight, at redemption. Deploying his old journalistic skills, he builds a historic case against Presto, setting the stage for a war in the courtroom and in the media that Griswold is determined to win both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution of conscience in Presto s boardroom that could change the course of the fashion industry across the globe.
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ISBN 9780718042387
Released AU 1 Apr 2017
Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780718042387
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
Imprint Thomas Nelson Publishers
Released 1 Apr 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Addison, Corban
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Journalists, Secrets, Corporations - Corrupt practices
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade