Rumours from Shanghai with Amy Sommers

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“A story about the gifts that come with cultural exchange, the perils of refusing them, and what it's like to lose them,” (Nancy Rawles) Amy Sommer’s novel takes us to booming 1940s Shanghai, where Tolt Gross, an African-American law graduate, arrives from provincial backwater Seattle. Escaping American racial prejudice he succeeds beyond his dreams in the cosmopolitan city, but when he stumbles upon Japan’s secret plans to destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he faces a choice that threatens everything he has built. Join the author as she talks with Paul French, whose numerous works about China include Midnight in Peking and City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir. This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao

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