Rules of Civility Book

In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937 watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattan how to sneak into the cinema how to type eighty words a minute five thousand an hour and nine million a year and that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine. By the end of the year she'd learned: how to live like a redhead and insist upon the very best; that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat chance encounters can be fated and the word 'yes' can be a poison. That's how quickly New York City comes about like a weathervane or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.Read More

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  • Blackwell

    For fans of Fitzgerald and Capote, a witty, elegant fairytale of New York, set in 1938. In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent...

  • 1444708848
  • 9781444708844
  • Amor Towles
  • 21 July 2011
  • Sceptre
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 352

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