The Imperfectionists: A Novel - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Arthur Gopal is the son of a famous author, but he is personally content with his job writing obituaries and preparing the daily Puzzle-Wuzzle despite his strong dislike of his immediate supervisor, Clint Oakley. The main reason Arthur likes his job so much is that it gives him precious time with his daughter, Pickle. Arthur picks Pickle up at school each day and they have the most enlightening conversations. However, Arthur's routine is disrupted when the paper's editor, Kathleen, asks Arthur to interview Gerda Erzberger in Geneva in preparation for an obituary on the dying feminist activist. Arthur reads Gerda's book on the train to Geneva and is impressed with her writing, but is deeply disappointed when he meets the woman and finds a bitter woman full of regrets.

While interviewing Gerda, Arthur discovers dozens of calls on his phone from his wife...

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