Amor Towles with A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
From the author of the delicious 1930s period piece, Rules of Civility, comes this lively novel set in post-revolution Moscow. Count Alexander Rostov, wordly aristocrat and enemy-of-the-people expects to be "put against the wall" or incarcerated in the hellhole of Lubyanka when called before the People's Commissariat. Instead, he his sentenced to live the rest of his life in the Metropol Hotel where he has been living for four years. But--no longer will be in the swank Room 317--he's assigned to a bleak attic room and the state takes his elegant furnishing. He will be shot if he ever leaves the hotel. The wily Rostov makes the best of things in this tale peopled by an Eloise-like nine year old, a group of novice ballerinas, a famour actress, an old beekeeping custodian, an orphan, a musician prince, and numerous hotel employees who befriend him. Drama, intrigue, food and wine talk! -- LH
About the Author
Amor Towles was born and raised just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. After working more than twenty years as an investment professional, Towles now writes full time. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.