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The imperfectionists : a novel

Author: Tom Rachman
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An "imperfect" crew of reporters and editors working for an international English language newspaper stumble toward an uncertain future as the era of print news gives way to the Internet age. The story is set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Rachman
ISBN: 9780385343664 0385343663
OCLC Number: 326509269
Description: viii, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Bush slumps to new low in Polls / Paris correspondent --
Lloyd Burko --
World's oldest liar dies at 126 / Obituary writer --
Arthur Gopal --
Europeans are lazy, study says / Business reporter --
Hardy Benjamin --
Global warming good for ice creams / Corrections editor --
Herman Cohen --
U.S. general optimistic on war / Editor-in-chief --
Kathleen Solson --
The sex lives of Islamic extremists / Cairo stringer --
Winston Cheung --
Kooks with nukes / Copy editor --
Ruby Zaga --
76 die in Baghdad bombings / News editor --
Craig Menzies --
Cold War over, hot war begins / Reader --
Ornella de Monterecchi --
Markets crash over fears of China slowdown / Chief financial officer --
Abbey Pinnola --
Gunman kills 32 in campus rampage / Publisher --
Oliver Ott.
Responsibility: Tom Rachman.
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An "imperfect" crew of reporters and editors working for an international English language newspaper stumble toward an uncertain future as the era of print news gives way to the Internet age. The story is set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome.

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The life of an English language newspaper in Rome

by btwashburn (WorldCat user published 2011-03-26) Excellent Permalink

I thought this was terrific. The central character is an English language newspaper published in Italy, with a cleverly assembled set of short stories telling its history, from its curious founding through periods of energized attention to a long twilight and abrupt end. Resonated with me.

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