Where Shanghai and Baltimore Meet
The author Nicole Mones is originally from Baltimore, and she has spent almost four decades in China. She’s written four novels, the latest of which follows the journey of a classically trained African American pianist from Baltimore to Shanghai. It’s called Night in Shanghai, and Nicole Mones talks with Tom Hall about it.
In the book, real-life people mingle and work with fictional characters. The main character lives in Baltimore, but is recruited to lead a jazz orchestra in the years leading up to the outbreak of World War II.