Book Group - The Imperfectionists
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Where and When
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Rollins Quiet Study Room
The Book Group meets in the Rollins Center Quiet Study Room, next to the Fireside Lounge at Bucks County Community College, Newtown, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. All are welcome to join us on the second Thursday of each month to share your thoughts and questions about any or all of the selections.
This month's discussion will be The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Set against the backdrop of a fictional English-language newspaper based in Rome, it begins as a celebration of the beloved and endangered role of newspapers and the original 24/7 news cycle. Yet Rachman pushes beyond nostalgia by crafting an apologue that better resembles a modern-day Dubliners than a Mad Men exploration of the halcyon past. The chaos of the newsroom becomes a stage for characters unified by a common thread of circumstance, with each chapter presenting an affecting look into the life of a different player.