GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

by Amor Towles

ISBN: 9780670026197
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Hc + Child
Category: Fiction
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility�a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel�s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count�s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Hardcover: $27.00