Author of 'Gentleman in Moscow' Amor Towles announces: My next novel is set in Cairo & New York



Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 01:31 GMT


Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 01:31 GMT

CAIRO – 7 March 2022: American writer Amor Towles, author of the famous novel "A Gentleman in Moscow", announced the start of his new literary project, a novel that begins in Cairo and ends in New York.



Towles' tweet - official Twitter



“After a few years of planning, I started my new novel this week. The story begins in Cairo in 1940 and ends in New York City in 1999. Wish me luck,” tweeted Towles on his official Twitter account.






American novelist Amor Towles is best known for his bestselling novels "Rules of Civility”, “A Gentleman in Moscow" and "The Lincoln Highway".



A Gentleman in Moscow
A Gentleman in Moscow




Towles’ novel "A Gentleman in Moscow" has sold over 1 million copies in America. In it, the author explores the historical scene in the first half of the last century. 






But this time, he leaves his homeland and goes to Russia during Stalin’s rule in 1922. Towles tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat accused by the communist regime of threatening the ideals of the revolution for simply belonging to a social class that owns, according to them, a corrupting authority. 






Had it not been for the poem written by Count Alexander Rostov in 1913, which could be read as an early call for a coup against the tsarist regime, the death sentence that awaited him would not have been replaced by a lifelong house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, in Moscow, where he was staying.





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