A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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By Amor Towles

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Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard.


03 Mar 2017


I really enjoyed this book, a rich and sumptuous tale of the life of a Russian Count put under house arrest in a glamorous hotel. As it whisks through the decades it tells the story of a man and the lives he impacts, as well as the story of a Russia in transition.

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