Night In Shanghai

Book cover for 'Night In Shanghai'
Genre Fiction


Jan 2014
  • US Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sailing to Shanghai in 1936, Thomas Greene goes from playing classical piano for pennies in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with his own servants, the leader of a black jazz orchestra. Song Yuhua has been bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai s toughest crime boss, but risks her life spying on him for the Communist Party. With Shanghai shattered by the Japanese invasion, Thomas and Song find one another and forge a bond neither can deny. Torn between music and survival, freedom and commitment, love and war, they navigate the city s growing dangers until the moment when they must cast their lots in Night in Shanghai s final, impossible choice.