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Vibrante homenaje a la Nueva York de los años treinta, la gran urbe de los clubs privados, los bares de jazz y los imponentes edificios con marquesina y portero de uniforme, esta novela fue uno de los debuts más sonados del pasado año en Estados Unidos. Con una fiel ambientación, diálogos afilados como puñales y un ritmo efervescente, Normas de cortesía relata el aprendizaje de una joven ambiciosa que lucha por sobrevivir en la ciudad de las ...
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Normas de cortesía

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Overview

Vibrante homenaje a la Nueva York de los años treinta, la gran urbe de los clubs privados, los bares de jazz y los imponentes edificios con marquesina y portero de uniforme, esta novela fue uno de los debuts más sonados del pasado año en Estados Unidos. Con una fiel ambientación, diálogos afilados como puñales y un ritmo efervescente, Normas de cortesía relata el aprendizaje de una joven ambiciosa que lucha por sobrevivir en la ciudad de las mil caras, una selva donde las mejores oportunidades conviven con infinitas tentaciones y peligros.

En la Nochevieja de 1937, Katey Kontent, mecanógrafa en un bufete de abogados de Wall Street, y Eve Ross, su compañera de pensión, salen dispuestas a exprimir a fondo la libertad que promete Nueva York. Se dirigen a The Hotspot, un bar de tercera fila donde se toman el jazz lo bastante en serio como para que nadie moleste a dos chicas de buen ver, y donde la ginebra es suficientemente barata como para beber un dry martini cada hora. Cuando los tres dólares que llevaban se agotan, aparece en escena Theodore Tinker Gray, un joven cachorro de la aristocracia de Nueva Inglaterra, luciendo una sonrisa arrebatadora y un abrigo que Katey y Eve no podrían pagar con sus sueldos de un año. Juntos acabarán celebrando la llegada del año nuevo en Times Square, en una noche que marcará el principio de una amistad que transformará sus vidas. Este encuentro fortuito supondrá para Katey el acceso a círculos selectos de la sociedad neoyorquina, en los que, gracias a su agudeza, sus nervios de acero y su intelecto, logrará que se le abran muchas puertas. No obstante, inmersa en un universo resplandeciente, un mundo frívolo y disoluto habitado por personajes de dudosa procedencia, Katey tendrá que descubrir las reglas del juego para adaptarse a los desafíos de la gran ciudad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415629917
  • Publisher: Ediciones Salamandra
  • Publication date: 6/3/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Libranda
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 2 MB

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Amor Towles
Amor Towles

Amor Towles was born and raised just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. He is a Principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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