Great Leaps

( Finding Home in a Changing China )


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 cafe that became much more than simply an outpost of Western cuisine in a far-flung corner of the world.

Over the course of decade, Salvador's cafe became home to more than fifty 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 the cafe 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 success, endure heartbreaks and nearly lose everything. But by taking the leap togeher, they all find their own places in the modern Chinese dream.


  • New Paperback182 pp.

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Condition: New
ISBN: 9889746093
Shipping Weight: 0.8lbs
Publisher: Caravan Press
Published: 2015


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