His name is Count Alexander Rostov, an aristocrat in early 20th century Russia. But trouble has come his way, all because of a poem he penned years earlier as a university student. A troublemaker, the ruling powers claim.
So the Count is sentenced to house arrest – but this is no ordinary “house.” Instead, Rostov must spend his days (30 years of days) living in the halls and rooms of the Metropol Hotel, across from the Kremlin.
There he meets a dazzling lineup of characters, some young, some old, but all of whom add to the palette of his life. With wit and charm – and just plain ol’ soul-restoring humor – he gives us a glimpse inside an undaunted spirit.
Towles has already claimed one hit, with his novel Rules of Civility. But A Gentleman in Moscow is winning a lot of hearts around the country, and it’s a fun, engaging choice for this month. I think you’ll love it.
Pick it up at any location of The Tattered Cover Book Store, and be sure to mention Dom’s Book Club in order to claim a 20% discount for this title only.