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The Imperfectionists By Tom Rachman

The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman

The charming and enthralling story of an idiosyncratic English-language newspaper in Rome and the lives of its staffers as the paper fights for survival in the internet age.
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The charming and enthralling story of an idiosyncratic English-language newspaper in Rome and the lives of its staffers as the paper fights for survival in the internet age. 'A precise, playful fiction with a deep but lightly worn intelligence' - Times Literary Supplement The newspaper was founded in Rome in the 1950s, a product of passion and a multi-millionaire's fancy. Over fifty years, its eccentricities earned a place in readers' hearts around the globe. But now, circulation is down, the paper lacks a website, and the future looks bleak. Still, those involved in the publication seem to barely notice. The obituary writer is too busy avoiding work. The editor-in-chief is pondering sleeping with an old flame. The obsessive reader is intent on finishing every old edition, leaving her trapped in the past. And the publisher seems less interested in his struggling newspaper than in his magnificent basset hound, Schopenhauer. The Imperfectionists interweaves the stories of eleven unusual and endearing characters who depend on the paper. Funny and moving, the novel is about endings - the end of life, the end of sexual desire, the end of the era of newspapers - and about what might rise afterward.

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Sku
GOR002992771
Title
The Imperfectionists
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
368
ISBN 10
1849160317
ISBN 13
9781849160315
Prizes
Long-listed for Scotiabank Giller Prize 2010
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