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Aug. 16 2010 9:59 AM

The Audio Book Club on The Imperfectionists

Our critics discuss Tom Rachman's debut.

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Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionsts.

This month, Troy Patterson, June Thomas, and Julia Turner discuss Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists. The debut novel, which got a rave on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, takes place at an English-language newspaper in Rome. Does it live up to the hype? Is it a novel about journalism, or a workplace novel, or both?

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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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