A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor TowlesThe mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series
He cant leave his hotel. You wont want to.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
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 hotels doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the counts endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Golden Lion Tamarins
Golden Lion Tamarin: An Endangered Amazon Rainforest Monkey
The golden lion tamarin Leontopithecus rosalia is a small New World monkey. The tamarin is easily identified by the reddish gold hair that frames its hairless face like a lion's mane. Also known as a golden marmoset, the golden lion tamarin is an endangered species. So far, the tamarins have been saved from extinction by captive breeding in zoos and reintroduction into their native habitat. However, the outlook for this species in the wild is grim. The most obvious characteristic of the golden lion tamarin is its colorful hair. The monkey's coat ranges from golden yellow to red-orange.
If excited or frightened a golden lion tamarin raises its mane, bares its teeth and calls out with high-pitched shrieks. Golden lion tamarins have sharp nails. These nails help the monkey to move in and around and climb the trees easily. Golden lion tamarins will share their meals with others in the group, either offering bits to the others or letting others steal from them. Golden lion tamarin females usually give birth to twins. All the members of her group will help her to take care of the babies, but the dad helps the most.
Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil , the golden lion tamarin is an endangered species. The golden lion tamarin gets its name from its bright reddish orange pelage and the extra long hairs around the face and ears which give it a distinctive mane. The bright orange fur of this species does not contain carotenoids , which commonly produce bright orange colors in nature. There is almost no size difference between males and females. As with all New World monkeys, the golden lion tamarin has tegulae , which are claw-like nails, instead of ungulae or flat nails found in all other primates, including humans. It may also move quadrupedally along the small branches, whether through walking, running, leaping or bounding.