Thursday 18th 11.00 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
Residence of: Yasmin Assur
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES
He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.
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. His reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Brimming with humor and a glittering cast of characters, this 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.
Book for November: “America for beginners” by Leah Franqui.
The author will be joining us for this discussion.
Parnika Khanna Helen Hiranandani