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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel (Paperback)

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One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates

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The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series

He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

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.

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ISBN 9780143110439
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date Mar 26, 2019
Pages (number) 496
Genre N/A
Author Amor Towles
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." — The Wall Street Journal

"If you're looking for a summer novel, this is it. Beautifully written, a story of a Russian aristocrat trapped in Moscow during the tumult of the 1930s. It brims with intelligence, erudition, and insight, an old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the term." — Fareed Zakaria, "Global Public Square," CNN

"Fun, clever, and surprisingly upbeat . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story because it manages to be a little bit of everything. There’s fantastical romance, politics, espionage, parenthood and poetry. The book is technically historical fiction, but you would be just as accurate calling it a thriller or a love story.” — Bill Gates

“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” — The Washington Post

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