Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights a soon to be released book that we can't wait to get our hands on.

This week's pick: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Due out: September 6, 2016

Product Information taken from Amazon:

With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.”

A Gentleman in Moscow
 immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he 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.

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.


Majanka Verstraete said...

This sounds like an intriguing read. Great choice!

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Jill said...

Ohhhhh, I loved Rules of was his new one not on my radar? Thank you!

Renee said...

Great pick ~ sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it!

Renee ~ My Wow