Title: Rules of Civility
Publisher: Viking, New York
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Fifth printing. Signed by the author on the title page: "Amor Towles." The author's debut novel. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $26.95); an "Autographed Copy" sticker on the front panel. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005603
The New York Times bestselling novel that "enchants on first reading and only improves on the second" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
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 neighboring 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.
Product Description: A New York Times bestseller, An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year -- An elegant and captivating debut novel, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent, a young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect? a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey Kontent embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of 1938 New York City society.
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