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Rules Of Civility: A Novel

Amor Towles.
Item #: D10965
Format: paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 352 / 2012
Publisher: Sceptre
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Set in New York City in 1938, this snappy, glittering 2011 debut novel by the author of A Gentleman from Moscow is the story of a watershed year in the life of 25-year-old Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of Manhattan society in search of a brighter future.

"[Amor] Towles captures a specific era in pre-war Manhattan, burnished with universals of youth and promise and the world awaiting. [This novel] certainly flashes a Dorothy-Parker-ish zip, but what give it soul is a hovering Fitzgerald-like maturity, at once pensive and poignant."—Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

 

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