The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

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For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tarttthe brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists

Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.

Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still.

Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared.

Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.

Tom Rachmanan author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful charactershas produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachmans reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have.

Advance praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers When a Tom Rachman novel lands in the bookstores, I stop living and breathing to devour it. Its hard to think of anyone who has a better grasp on the world we live in (and I mean, like, the entire planet) and can write about it with such entertainment and panache.Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure

The haunting tale of a young woman reassessing her turbulent past . . . brilliantly structured, beautifully written.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Rachman, Tom
ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Publisher/Verlag: Random House US | A Novel | The New York Times-bestselling author of The Imperfectionists returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Seattle Times - The Globe and Mail - Kirkus Reviews - Daily Mail - The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt - the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman - an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters - has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers "Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history. . . . The richness of this book is more apparent once the reading is over. . . . For all its serious points, this book is never too busy for hilarity." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times "I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible." - Ron Charles, The Washington Post "Rachman creates this whole world of complicated, flawed and endearing characters who keep you wanting more." - NPR "Marvelously written . . . highly recommended for its prose and for presenting us with the strangely endearing, surprisingly good-natured, unabashedly weird character named Matilda 'Tooly' Zylberberg." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch "[An] engaging and inventive coming-of-age novel." - San Francisco Chronicle "A bookshop-lover's book, and beautiful prose-lover's book, and read-it-all-in-one-weekend book." - The New Republic From the Hardcover edition. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 485 gr | 232x155x25 mm | 384 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería K9780812999044

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Rachman, Tom
Editorial: Random House LCC US (2014)
ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción Random House LCC US, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 233 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR ? The Seattle Times ? The Globe and Mail ? Kirkus Reviews ? Daily Mail ? The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt?the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.   Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still.   Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared.   Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.   Tom Rachman?an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters?has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman?s reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise Fall of Great Powers ?Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history.??Janet Maslin, The New York Times   ?A superb follow-up to 2010?s The Imperfectionists . . . ambitious and engaging.??The Seattle Times   ?Engaging and inventive . . . full of wonderfully quirky, deeply flawed, but lovable characters . . . On the spectrum of interesting literary childhoods, Tooly Zylberberg?the protagonist of Tom Rachman?s second novel?would rank somewhere in the vicinity of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist.??San Francisco Chronicle   ?I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.??Ron Charles, The Washington Post   ?[A] read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.??The New Republic   ?A compelling page-turner . . . intricate, sprawling, and almost Dickensian.??USA Today   ?Rachman?s comedic powers drive the story, with grace and wit.??Minneapolis Star Tribune From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AAB9780812999044

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Rachman, Tom
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ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción Random House LCC US, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 233 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR ? The Seattle Times ? The Globe and Mail ? Kirkus Reviews ? Daily Mail ? The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt?the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.   Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still.   Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared.   Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.   Tom Rachman?an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters?has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman?s reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise Fall of Great Powers ?Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history.??Janet Maslin, The New York Times   ?A superb follow-up to 2010?s The Imperfectionists . . . ambitious and engaging.??The Seattle Times   ?Engaging and inventive . . . full of wonderfully quirky, deeply flawed, but lovable characters . . . On the spectrum of interesting literary childhoods, Tooly Zylberberg?the protagonist of Tom Rachman?s second novel?would rank somewhere in the vicinity of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist.??San Francisco Chronicle   ?I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.??Ron Charles, The Washington Post   ?[A] read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.??The New Republic   ?A compelling page-turner . . . intricate, sprawling, and almost Dickensian.??USA Today   ?Rachman?s comedic powers drive the story, with grace and wit.??Minneapolis Star Tribune From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AAB9780812999044

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Editorial: The Dial Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción The Dial Press, 2014. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Seattle Times - The Globe and Mail - Kirkus Reviews - Daily Mail - The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt - the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors Why did they take her What did they really want There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman - an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters - has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers 'Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history. . . . The richness of this book is more apparent once the reading is over. . . . For all its serious points, this book is never too busy for hilarity.' - Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.' - Ron Charles, The Washington Post 'Rachman creates this whole world of complicated, flawed and endearing characters who keep you wanting more.' - NPR 'Marvelously written . . . highly recommended for its prose and for presenting us with the strangely endearing, surprisingly good-natured, unabashedly weird character named Matilda 'Tooly' Zylberberg.' - St. Louis Post-Dispatch '[An] engaging and inventive coming-of-age novel.' - San Francisco Chronicle 'A bookshop-lover's book, and beautiful prose-lover's book, and read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.' - The New Republic From the Hardcover edition. 400 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000323058

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Rachman, Tom
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ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción The Dial Press, 2014. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Seattle Times - The Globe and Mail - Kirkus Reviews - Daily Mail - The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt - the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors Why did they take her What did they really want There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman - an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters - has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers 'Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history. . . . The richness of this book is more apparent once the reading is over. . . . For all its serious points, this book is never too busy for hilarity.' - Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.' - Ron Charles, The Washington Post 'Rachman creates this whole world of complicated, flawed and endearing characters who keep you wanting more.' - NPR 'Marvelously written . . . highly recommended for its prose and for presenting us with the strangely endearing, surprisingly good-natured, unabashedly weird character named Matilda 'Tooly' Zylberberg.' - St. Louis Post-Dispatch '[An] engaging and inventive coming-of-age novel.' - San Francisco Chronicle 'A bookshop-lover's book, and beautiful prose-lover's book, and read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.' - The New Republic From the Hardcover edition. 400 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000360900

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Rachman, Tom
Editorial: The Dial Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0812999045 ISBN 13: 9780812999044
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Descripción The Dial Press, 2014. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Seattle Times - The Globe and Mail - Kirkus Reviews - Daily Mail - The Vancouver Sun For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt - the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors Why did they take her What did they really want There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman - an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters - has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers 'Ingenious . . . Rachman needs only a few well-drawn characters to fill a large canvas and an impressive swath of history. . . . The richness of this book is more apparent once the reading is over. . . . For all its serious points, this book is never too busy for hilarity.' - Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'I found it impossible not to fall in love with shape-shifting Tooly. As an adult, she sports an ironical sense of humor and an attraction to dusty old books. As a child, her straight-faced mirth and wordplay are break-your-heart irresistible.' - Ron Charles, The Washington Post 'Rachman creates this whole world of complicated, flawed and endearing characters who keep you wanting more.' - NPR 'Marvelously written . . . highly recommended for its prose and for presenting us with the strangely endearing, surprisingly good-natured, unabashedly weird character named Matilda 'Tooly' Zylberberg.' - St. Louis Post-Dispatch '[An] engaging and inventive coming-of-age novel.' - San Francisco Chronicle 'A bookshop-lover's book, and beautiful prose-lover's book, and read-it-all-in-one-weekend book.' - The New Republic From the Hardcover edition. 400 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000361331

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