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

Produktbeschreibung
Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University. An investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 472
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 126mm x 38mm
  • Gewicht: 334g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099558781
  • ISBN-10: 0099558785
  • Artikelnr.: 47529104
Autorenporträt
Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University. An investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
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"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." The Wall Street Journal

"If you're looking for a summer novel, this is it. Beautifully written, a story of a Russian aristocrat trapped in Moscow during the tumult of the 1930s. It brims with intelligence, erudition, and insight, an old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the term." Fareed Zakaria, "Global Public Square," CNN

"Fun, clever, and surprisingly upbeat . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story because it manages to be a little bit of everything. There s fantastical romance, politics, espionage, parenthood and poetry. The book is technically historical fiction, but you would be just as accurate calling it a thriller or a love story. Bill Gates

The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we re longing for. Ann Patchett

How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance. The Washington Post

Marvelous.
Chicago Tribune

The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, twists of fate and silly antics.
The Wall Street Journal

A winning, stylish novel.
NPR.org

Enjoyable, elegant.
Seattle Times

The perfect book to curl up with while the world goes by outside your window.
Refinery29

Who will save Rostov from the intrusions of state if not the seamstresses, chefs, bartenders and doormen? In the end, Towles s greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia.
The New York Times Book Review

This is an old fashioned sort of romance, filled with delicious detail. Save this precious book for times you really, really want to escape reality.
Louise Erdrich

Towles gets good mileage from the considerable charm of his protagonist and the peculiar world he inhabits.
The New Yorker

Irresistible . . . In his second elegant period piece, Towles continues to explore the question of how a person can lead an authentic life in a time when mere survival is a feat in itself . . . Towles s tale, as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg, gleams with nostalgia for the golden age of Tolstoy and Turgenev.
O, The Oprah Magazine

The Grand Budapest Hotel and Eloise meets all the Bond villains.
TheSkimm

And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama. The San Francisco Chronicle

The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow].
Entertainment Weekly

Praise for Rules of Civility

An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut."
O, the Oprah Magazine

With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age [his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives.
The New York Times Book Review

Sharp [and] sure-handed.
Wall Street Journal

Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent."
People

[A] wonderful debut novel.
The Chicago Tribune

Glittering filled with snappy dialogue, sharp observations and an array of terrifically drawn characters Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.
NPR.org

A book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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