Tom Rachman: "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers"
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Tom Rachman’s first novel "The Impressionists" earned glowing reviews and topped bestseller lists. It drew on Rachman’s experience as a journalist in Rome, tracking the ambitions and disappointments of a newspaper bureau in Italy. His new novel titled “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers” has a similar international appeal. It opens on Tooly Zylerberg’s rural Welsh bookshop. During the course of the novel the ex-pat American with no obvious family ties travels the world seeking answers to questions about her past that have haunted her for years. Guest host Susan Page talks with journalist-turned-novelist Tom Rachman about his latest work of fiction.
author of "The Imperfectionists"
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Excerpted from THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS by Tom Rachman. Copyright © 2014 by Tom Rachman. Excerpted by permission of Random House. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.