After Hours Book Club — “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Thursday, July 21, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About the Book

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.

About the author

Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

 

About the event


Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.

Zoom accommodation is available. To attend via Zoom or if you have any other questions, please contact Carrie Ratterman at cratterman@cc-pl.org

 

 

 

Age Range:   18+

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