The Imperfectionists

The Imperfectionists

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Hardback (04 Mar 2010) | English

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849160292
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Quercus
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 563g
Height: 234mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 240mm