The Imperfectionists

Rachman, Tom

Published by Dial Pr, 2010
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Signed by author on title page. No inscription. Fifth printing with "5" in number line. Book in Near Fine condition. Square, tight, and bright. A minuscule mark on outer edge which is barely noticeable. Unclipped DJ is Fine except for a half inch crease at right top corner on front inside flap. Scans available. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: ?Spectacular.??"The New York Times"
 
?Magnificent.??"Seattle Post Intelligencer"
 
?Beguiling.??"The Washington Post"
?So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven?t answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching.??Christopher Buckley, "The New York Times Book Review"
?Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader?s fun.??Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
 
?Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn betwee

"Spectacular."--"The New York Times"

"Magnificent."--"Seattle Post Intelligencer"

"Beguiling."--"The Washington Post"

"So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven't answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching."--Christopher Buckley, "The New York Times Book Review"

"Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader's fun."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"

"Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn between their work and home lives is erased. . . . Funny, poignant, occasionally breathtaking." --"Financial Times"

"Superb . . . Rachman delivers word portraits with all the verisimilitude of some of those masters hanging in the museums of Rome. He's that good."--"The Plain Dealer
"
"Deftly written and sharply observed . . . Even if you've never set foot in a newsroom, "The Imperfectionists "proves a delight . . . It's impossible not to like--this is masterful stuff."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

"Spectacular."--"The New York Times"
"Magnificent."--"Seattle Post Intelligencer"
"Beguiling."--"The Washington Post"
"So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven't answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching."--Christopher Buckley, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader's fun."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
"Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn between their work and home lives is erased. . . . Funny, poignant, occasionally breathtaking." --"Financial Times"
"Superb . . . Rachman delivers word portraits with all the verisimilitude of some of those masters hanging in the museums of Rome. He's that good."--"The Plain Dealer
"
"Deftly written and sharply observed . . . Even if you've never set foot in a newsroom, "The Imperfectionists "proves a delight . . . It's impossible not to like--this is masterful stuff."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

Spectacular. "The New York Times"
Magnificent. "Seattle Post Intelligencer"
Beguiling. "The Washington Post"
So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven t answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching. Christopher Buckley, "The New York Times Book Review"
Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader s fun. Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn between their work and home lives is erased. . . . Funny, poignant, occasionally breathtaking. "Financial Times"
Superb . . . Rachman delivers word portraits with all the verisimilitude of some of those masters hanging in the museums of Rome. He s that good. "The Plain Dealer
"
Deftly written and sharply observed . . . Even if you ve never set foot in a newsroom, "The Imperfectionists "proves a delight . . . It s impossible not to like this is masterful stuff. "The Philadelphia Inquirer""

Spectacular. The New York Times
Magnificent. Seattle Post Intelligencer
Beguiling. The Washington Post
So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven t answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching. Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader s fun. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn between their work and home lives is erased. . . . Funny, poignant, occasionally breathtaking. Financial Times
Superb . . . Rachman delivers word portraits with all the verisimilitude of some of those masters hanging in the museums of Rome. He s that good. The Plain Dealer

Deftly written and sharply observed . . . Even if you ve never set foot in a newsroom, The Imperfectionists proves a delight . . . It s impossible not to like this is masterful stuff. The Philadelphia Inquirer"

"Spectacular."--The New York Times
"Magnificent."--Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Beguiling."--The Washington Post
"So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven't answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching."--Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
"Marvelous . . . a rich, thrilling book . . . a splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader's fun."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"Each chapter is so finely wrought that it could stand alone as a memorable short story. Slowly, the separate strands become entwined and the line characters have drawn between their work and home lives is erased. . . . Funny, poignant, occasionally breathtaking." --Financial Times
"Superb . . . Rachman delivers word portraits with all the verisimilitude of some of those masters hanging in the museums of Rome. He's that good."--The Plain Dealer

"Deftly written and sharply observed . . . Even if you've never set foot in a newsroom, The Imperfectionists proves a delight . . . It's impossible not to like--this is masterful stuff."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

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