Rules of Civility
We launched ourselves into the evening like satellites and orbited the city two miles above the earth, powered by failing, fallen currencies and finely filtered spirits.
This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation.
On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighbouring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.
With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.
About the Author
Amor Towles has written fiction which has appeared in The Paris Review, among other publications. A Gentleman in Moscow is his first novel. He lives in New York.
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