A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles, 2016

A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel   Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, when Count Alexander Rostovein is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. 

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