By Nicole Mones
In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to guide a jazz orchestra of fellow African American expats. After being flat broke in segregated Baltimore, he's now dwelling in a mansion with servants of his personal, the toast of a urban keen about track, funds, excitement, and tool, while it ignores the emerging winds of war.
track Yuhua is sophisticated and proficient, and has been bonded seeing that age eighteen to Shanghai’s strongest crime boss in cost for her father’s playing money owed. Outwardly submissive, she burns with rage—and dangers her existence spying on her grasp for the Communist Party.
merely while Shanghai is shattered through the japanese invasion do tune and Thomas locate their strategy to one another. notwithstanding their union is forbidden, neither can back off from it within the turbulent years of career and resistance that keep on with. Torn among song and survival, freedom and dedication, love and global battle, they're borne on an impossible to resist riff of melody and improvisation to Night in Shanghai’s ultimate, very unlikely choice.
This stunningly researched novel that “keeps the suspense mounting till the top” not just tells the forgotten tale of black musicians within the chinese language jazz age, but additionally weaves in a startling actual story of Holocaust heroism little-known within the West (Kirkus Reviews).
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