Finding Freedom in a Communist Country:
An American's journey of self-discovery through the Shanghai underground
by April Rose Montallana
Although not a typical travel guide to Shanghai, this book describes in honest detail the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of an American travelling to Shanghai for the first time. I also wanted to give those who have never visited China an opportunity to experience a vastly different world.
This is a creative non-fiction work that explores the parameters of the question: "What does it really mean to be free?"
April Montallana has had a passion for music and writing since she was six years old. Her works focus mainly on poetry, spoken word, and creative nonfiction. She is a guitarist of 10 years and a cellist in a heavy metal band, Fields of Glass. She currently is working towards finishing her Bachelor's of Music Degree at Rollins College.