The Imperfectionists: A Novel Themes

Tom Rachman
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Love

No one knows why Cyrus Ott, who has built a fortune from nothing, would want to go into the newspaper business. However, this is exactly what Ott does in the final few years of his life. As the author allows the reader little snippets of Ott's actions, the reader comes to realize that Ott has done this so that he might spend the final years of his life in the company of the one woman that he truly loves, Betty. However, Ott is such an honorable man that he cannot bring himself to break his marriage vows even though he has left his wife and child back in Atlanta, Georgia.

A newspaper that was begun for love does not treat its latter employees as kindly however. Many of the people who work at the paper find themselves struggling to find love or to keep it. Hardy Benjamin becomes...

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