The List List is sponsored by The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise.
A transfixing story about an expatriate and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring political change.
Alex Cohen, a 26-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs a shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, and quickly comes to a grim realization: employees are exploited, and his own father is engaging in bribes to protect the bottom line.
Then Alex meets a seamstress named Ivy, who is secretly sowing dissonance among her fellow laborers. Will Alex remain loyal to his father and his heritage? Or will the sparks of revolution ignite?
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