The Imperfectionists: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Tom Rachman
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Letter

Oliver Ott finds a letter written by Cyrus Ott in the mansion that his grandfather bought years ago that appears to explain Ott's decision to begin the paper.

Dog Leash

Oliver Ott's dog is strangled with his leash the day that Oliver comes to tell the newspaper's employees that the paper is to be shut down.

Winston's Laptop

When Snyder comes to Cairo, to try out for the stringer job as well, he takes over much of Winston's belongings, including his apartment and his laptop.

Gerda Erzberger Obituary

Arthur writes an obituary on Gerda Erzberger, a former feminist, that creates a disagreement between Kathleen and Clint Oakley that eventually leads to Arthur being promoted and marks the beginning of his more prestigious writing career.

Paintings

While in Rome, Ott and Betty spend many afternoons together buying paintings to decorate Ott's new mansion.

White Carpeting

Ott puts white...

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