"A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles

I know that "A Gentleman in Moscow" hasn't been out all that long but it's very timely. The main character is quarantined for the entirety of the story, which is most of his adult life. He is under house arrest in the opulent hotel he had been living in before the Russian Revolution as a result of "subversive poetry."

Morgan Clifford, Stillwater

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