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Set in Manhattan in 1938, Rules of Civility is told from the perspective of a bright, young woman of limited means for whom a chance encounter in a jazz club leads indirectly to a series of life changes. There are a number of influences which inform the mood and themes of the book, including overt ones like jazz and the photography of Walker Evans, but among the more understated influences are the paintings of Edward Hopper. Though Hopper was active…

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