Great Leaps: Finding Home in a Changing China

Great Leaps: Finding Home in a Changing China

By Colin Thomas Flahive

In Great Leaps , Colin Flahive explores China's rural-urban migration against the backdrop of his own transition from Colorado to southwest China. There he opened a café that became much more than an outpost of Western cuisine in a far-flung corner of the world. Salvador's Coffee House became home to more than 50 young women from mountain villages.

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Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publish Date: 01/30/2020
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 9789887963806
ISBN-10: 9887963801
Language: English

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In Great Leaps, Colin Flahive explores China's rural-urban migration against the backdrop of his own transition from Colorado to southwest China. There he partnered with three friends to open a café that became much more than simply an outpost of Western cuisine in a far-flung corner of the world.

Over the course of a decade, Salvador's Coffee House became home to more than 50 young women from mountain villages in the surrounding countryside. Most knew nothing about coffee or Western food, but they moved to the city to work at Salvador's and earn their independence.

Great Leaps follows the challenges faced by Colin, his partners and his employees as they leave their old lives behind to make a new home in a foreign land. They encounter unlikely successes, endure heartbreaks and nearly lose everything. But by taking the leap together, they all find their own places in the modern Chinese dream.

About the Author

American-born Colin Thomas Flahive has been living and traveling in China for more than 16 years. He currently lives with his wife in Kunming, where, in addition to writing, he runs multiple businesses and social enterprises.

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