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Rachman, Tom. THE IMPERFECTIONISTS. New York City, NY: The Dial Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 275 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, of which there are legion. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Tom Rachman's sensational first novel, his poignant elegy to the great era of the newspaper. "Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman's wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English-language newspaper as they struggle to keep it - and themselves - afloat. As the era of print news gives way to the Internet Age, this crew stumbles toward an uncertain future and the paper's rich history is revealed, including the surprising truth about its founder's true intentions. Moving and highly original" (Publisher's blurb) . An absolute "must-have" title for Tom Rachman collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Tom Rachman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First American Ediiton/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TOM RACHMAN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) . ISBN 0385343663. $150.00

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