The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman audiobook

The Italian Teacher

By Tom Rachman
Read by Sam Alexander

Penguin Audio
9.63 Hours 1
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“An exotic touch of intrigue arises in THE ITALIAN TEACHER . . . deliciously ironic and deeply affectionate.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post   A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists. Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy--and make his own mark on the world. With his signature humanity and humor, Tom Rachman examines a life lived in the shadow of greatness, cementing his place among his generation's most exciting literary voices.

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Summary

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“An exotic touch of intrigue arises in THE ITALIAN TEACHER . . . deliciously ironic and deeply affectionate.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post   A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists. Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy--and make his own mark on the world. With his signature humanity and humor, Tom Rachman examines a life lived in the shadow of greatness, cementing his place among his generation's most exciting literary voices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The Italian Teacher is a marvel—an entertaining, heartbreaking novel about art, family, loyalty, and authenticity. Tom Rachman is an enormously talented writer—this book is alive, from the first page to the last.” Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author
“A momentous drama of a volatile relationship and the fundamental will to survive.” Booklist (starred review)
“[An] artful page-turner…a satisfying examination of authorship and authenticity and a fine fictionalization of how crafting an identity independent of one’s parents can be a lifelong, worthwhile project.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Rachman

Author Bio: Tom Rachman

Tom Rachman is the author of several novels, including The Imperfectionists, an international bestseller that has been translated into twenty-five languages. He studied journalism at Columbia University in New York. In 1998, he joined the Associated Press as a foreign-desk editor in New York, then became a correspondent in Rome in 2002. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian, Slate and the New Statesman, among other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English