The Resource The imperfectionists, Tom Rachman

The imperfectionists, Tom Rachman

Label
The imperfectionists
Title
The imperfectionists
Statement of responsibility
Tom Rachman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 dog-crazy 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. Often at odds, they are united when the focus of their lives begins to fall apart. 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
Summary
Preoccupied by personal challenges while running a struggling newspaper in Rome, an obituary writer confronts mortality, an eccentric publisher obsesses over his dog, and other staff members uncover the paper's founding by an impulsive millionaire
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
336075
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rachman, Tom
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Newspaper editors
Target audience
adult
Label
The imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410430656
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2010024166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640133276
  • ocn640133276
  • OCoLC
Label
The imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410430656
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2010024166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640133276
  • ocn640133276
  • OCoLC

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