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The Resource A harvest of thorns : a novel, Corban Addison

A harvest of thorns : a novel, Corban Addison

Label
A harvest of thorns : a novel
Title
A harvest of thorns
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Corban Addison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 women. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—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. Eight thousand miles away, at Presto’s headquarters in Virginia, Cameron Alexander, the company’s long-time general counsel, watches the media coverage of the fire in horror, wondering if the damage can be contained. When the photo goes viral, fanning the flames of a decades old controversy about sweatshops, labor rights, and the ethics of globalization, he launches an investigation into the disaster that will reach farther than he could ever imagine - and threaten everything he has left in the world. A year later, in Washington, D.C., Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist from the Washington Post, receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistleblower who offers him confidential information about Presto and the fire. For Griswold, the challenge of exposing Presto’s culpability 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 transform the fashion industry across the globe
  • A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose
Cataloging source
DLC
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1979-
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Addison, Corban
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Secrets
  • Journalists
Label
A harvest of thorns : a novel, Corban Addison
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780718042387
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A harvest of thorns : a novel, Corban Addison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780718042387
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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