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Amor Towles
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Why does the author include a Prologue to his novel, featuring a photographic art exhibit? What is the significance of the two portraits of Tinker Grey? Why does Katey choose not to share her feelings about Tinker with her husband, Val?

What is the author's view of the photographic process, as evidenced by the Walker Evans subway photos, the class photo featuring two Tinkers, images gathered for "Gotham" magazine, and the WASPy tendency to line a hallway with family photos?

What common bonds cement the friendship between Katey and Eve? What is the nature of their relationship with Tinker, prior to the car accident that disfigures Eve? How does the car accident change the dynamics between the three?

How does Eve cope with her disfigurement, as the novel progresses? Why does Eve reject Tinker's marriage proposal? Why does Eve leave Manhattan for Los Angeles...

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