The Imperfectionists: A Novel - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

Ruby Zaga is a copyeditor at the paper who hates her job and everyone she works with, convinced that she will soon be fired. On New Year's Eve, Ruby goes to a hotel so that she will not have to be home alone and so she can maintain an image of her that her family holds, even though no one in her family ever visits and rarely bothers to call. Ruby calls Dario several times from the hotel to beg him to join her, but he is annoyed with her frequent calls and tells her not to ever call him again. On New Year's Day, Ruby returns to work and is surprised when Craig Menzies compliments her work. Ruby is even more surprised to discover she has not been fired.

In 1975, Boyd has had trouble finding an editor to stick with...

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