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An amazon best book of september 2016 a gentleman in moscow is the utterly entertaining second novel from the author of rules of civilityamor towles skillfully transports us to the metropol the famed moscow hotel where movie stars and russian royalty hobnob where bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary russian writers where spies spy thieves . Above the metropol hotel circa 1910 amor towles answers questions about his new novel a gentleman in moscow tells the story of a russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for more than thirty years what was the origin of the idea over the two decades that i was in the investment business i travelled a good deal for my firm. A gentleman in moscow amor towles on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1922 count alexander rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the metropol. 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 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 . 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