Release date - 24th January 2017
Book length - 400 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
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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 HARVEST OF THORNS by Corban Addison is a riveting novel centred around corporate values, greed, and power. When a factory fire in Bangladesh occurs, images are captured of a broken girl lying on the ground with an American piece of clothing wrapped around her head, and it breaks hearts around the world but causes a media nightmare for Presto Corporation. Why was their clothing being made in a factory that was not fit for purpose? How did this happen? Cameron Alexander, counsel for the company, is determined to find out the truth and he discovers a lot more than he bargained for. Add in a journalist who is desperate to redeem himself with a story of this magnitude, and the hunt to blow this story wide open to the world is on. A HARVEST OF THORNS by Corban Addison is a complex, powerful story about right and wrong, about how far our moral compass goes astray at the feet of commercialism and corporate greed and will leave you questioning where your fashion comes from, and at what cost to those who make them. A compelling and uncomfortable read.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
Corban Addison is the internationally bestselling author of four novels, A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, The Tears of Dark Water (winner of the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award), and the forthcoming A Harvest of Thorns, all of which address some of today’s most pressing human rights issues. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of numerous humanitarian causes, including the abolition of modern slavery and labor rights and supply chain transparency in the global economy. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia. For more information:
Website - corbanaddison.com
Twitter - twitter.com/CorbanAddison
Facebook - www.facebook.com/CorbanAddison/
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