Tom Rachman Reads The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

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Friday, June 20th, 2014 | 2,954 views

Tom Rachman reads from his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, at Greenlight bookstore in Brooklyn

Tom Rachman began his career as a journalist, but his true desire was always to write fiction. His debut novel, The Imperfectionists (2010), perhaps unsurprisingly, told the story of decline of a once great newspaper. The Rise & Fall of Great Powers shifts settings from a newspaper office to a bookstore, another cultural spaced threatened by modernity.Rachman read from the new novel at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn and discussed it with his Random House editor, Susan Kamil.

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