IMPERFECTIONISTS, THE

IMPERFECTIONISTS, THE

By: RACHMAN, TOM

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Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman's wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper as they struggle to keep it--and themselves--afloat.
Fifty years and many changes have ensued since the paper was founded by an enigmatic millionaire, and now, amid the stained carpeting and dingy office furniture, the staff's personal dramas seem far more important than the daily headlines. Kathleen, the imperious editor in chief, is smarting from a betrayal in her open marriage; Arthur, the lazy obituary writer, is transformed by a personal tragedy; Abby, the embattled financial officer, discovers that her job cuts and her love life are intertwined in a most unexpected way. Out in the field, a veteran Paris freelancer goes to desperate lengths for his next byline, while the new Cairo stringer is mercilessly manipulated by an outrageous war correspondent with an outsize ego. And in the shadows is the isolated young publisher who pays more attention to his prized basset hound, Schopenhauer, than to the fate of his family's quirky newspaper.
As the era of print news gives way to the Internet age and this imperfect crew stumbles toward an uncertain future, the paper's rich history is revealed, including the surprising truth about its founder's intentions.
Spirited, moving, and highly original, The Imperfectionists will establish Tom Rachman as one of our most perceptive, assured literary talents.

Title: IMPERFECTIONISTS, THE

Author Name: RACHMAN, TOM

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

ISBN Number: 0385343663

ISBN Number 13: 9780385343664

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 220463

Description: C2010 GOOD HARDBACK IN GOOD, LIGHTLY WORN JACKET [RACHMAN, TOM]

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