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The Imperfectionists: A Novel Summary
Tom Rachman

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The Imperfectionists: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

The Imperfectionists is the first novel by writer Tom Rachman. The novel is a collection of stories about the imperfect people who work at an unnamed international newspaper that is on the verge of shutting down. Through these stories, the reader learns about the idiosyncrasies of newspaper reporting as well as the common difficulties that each featured employee suffers in their everyday life. The Imperfectionists is a sometimes funny and often shocking look at human nature with the backdrop of the newspaper business.

Lloyd Burko is an older man who has been a newspaper reporter for more than forty years. However, Lloyd is beginning to find it difficult to make a living as most of his stories are not of a quality to be published daily. Lloyd meets with his son, who works for the French foreign ministry, and asks for a story he might write about. The...

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