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The imperfectionists : a novel

'Off the record, who is it?'He hesitates. 'I don't see why you need to know.'But he does see, of course.'It's my son.' Their chuckles are audible over the speakerphone. 'Are you serious?' Lloyd Burko is having troubles with his sources, with his technology at the paper, and with his family. The Imperfectionists is a novel about the peculiar people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome: from the obituary reporter who will do anything to avoid work, to the dog-obsessed publisher who seems less interested in his s.

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  • "Imperfectionists"@it
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  • "Imperfeccionistas"

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  • "One of most acclaimed books of the year, Tom Rachman's debut novel follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters and editors of an English-language newspaper in Rome."
  • "Destins croisés de onze personnages, frappés par la malchance, qui gravitent autour d'un étrange journal basé à Rome : Lloyd Burko, correspondant à Paris, au bout du rouleau et prêt à tout pour vendre un article, Winston Cheung, pigiste au Caire, vampirisé par un reporter... Premier roman.--[Memento]."
  • ""Ils sont pathétiques, incompétents... mais irrésistibles. Éternels abonnés à l'infortune, les onze "imperfectionnistes" de ce roman choral se croisent tous les jours, sans presque rien savoir les uns des autres, dans la salle de rédaction d'un anonyme quotidien international basé à Rome. Parmi eux, un très incapable directeur de la publication ; un correspondant à Paris au bout du rouleau ; un préposé aux nécrologies frappé par une tragédie aux conséquences inattendues ; un pigiste débutant au Caire... Exubérant de vitalité et saisissant de vérité, ce premier roman, en narrant les mésaventures de ces "chiens écrasés" de l'existence, embrasse un demi-siècle de vie de la presse écrite." (Source : 4° de couverture)."
  • "Was, wenn ein Zeitungserbe seinem Basset mehr Interesse entgegenbringt als dem Schicksal seines Blattes? Was wird aus der unglückseligen Ruby (alleinstehend, immer auf der Suche nach dem Mann fürs Leben)? Aus Ed, der gefeuert wird und sich an der zuständigen Sachbearbeiterin (alleinerziehend, drei Kinder und keine Zeit für die Liebe) rächt? Aus der Chefredakteurin Kathleen (verheiratet mit einem Weichei und verliebt in einen anderen)? Und aus Lloyd, der, einsam wie ein Strassenhund, aus Not eine Story erfindet und auffliegt? Rachmans wunderbar hintergründiger, ernst-komischer Gesellschaftsroman über eine internationale Tageszeitung und ihre Macher in Rom ist von bezwingender Leichtigkeit und ein Panoptikum unserer Zeit."Dieser Roman von Tom Rachman ist so gut, dass ich ihn zweimal lesen musste - einfach, um zu begreifen, wie er das hingekriegt hat, wie einer, der gerade mal fünfunddreissig ist, ein derartiges Gespür für Menschen und ihre Schwächen haben kann." Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review."
  • "'Off the record, who is it?'He hesitates. 'I don't see why you need to know.'But he does see, of course.'It's my son.' Their chuckles are audible over the speakerphone. 'Are you serious?' Lloyd Burko is having troubles with his sources, with his technology at the paper, and with his family. The Imperfectionists is a novel about the peculiar people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome: from the obituary reporter who will do anything to avoid work, to the dog-obsessed publisher who seems less interested in his s."@en
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, this 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. As the era of print 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. (Bestseller)"
  • ""With the war in Iraq, the climate in meltdown and bin Laden still in hiding, the staff of an English-language newspaper in Rome has plenty to fill its columns. But its journalists are far more concerned with their own personal affairs. A desperate aging correspondent in Paris wrestles with his temptation to use his estranged son to stretch a story. A lonesome newspaper executive falls for the man she just fired. And an eccentric publisher pays less attention to his struggling paper than to his magnificent basset hound, Schopenhauer"--Book cover."
  • "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. 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."
  • "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.--Résumé de l'éditeur."
  • "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."@en
  • "A wise, funny and moving novel about the people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome."

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  • "Miscellaneous fiction"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Spanish fiction"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Spanish language materials"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Romaner"@sv
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "English fiction"
  • "Anglické romány"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"

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  • "The imperfectionists : a novel"
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  • "我們不完美"
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  • "Die Unperfekten : Roman"
  • "Халтурщики : роман"
  • "Khalturshchiki : roman"
  • "De onvolmaakten : roman"
  • "Les imperfectionnistes roman"
  • "The imperfectionists"
  • "The imperfectionists"@en
  • "De ufuldkomne "ROMANKASSE" : roman"@da
  • "De ufuldkomne : roman"@da
  • "The imperfectionists : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"
  • "The imperfectionists a novel"
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  • "Els imperfeccionistes una novel·la en històries"
  • "De imperfekta"@sv
  • "Els Imperfeccionistes : una novel·la en històries"@ca
  • "Les imperfectionnistes : roman"
  • "Gli imperfezionisti"@it
  • "Gli imperfezionisti"
  • "The Imperfectionists"@en
  • "The Imperfectionists"
  • "Die Unperfekten Roman"
  • "Los imperfeccionistas"
  • "Los imperfeccionistas"@es
  • "Wo men bu wan mei"
  • "Los Imperfeccionistas"
  • "Niedoskonali"@pl
  • "Imperfekcionisté"

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