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The Italian Teacher

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
"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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"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


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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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ISBN: 0-525-55908-6 / 978-0-525-55908-5 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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ISBN: 1-78648-260-6 / 978-1-78648-260-0 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Italian Teacher
Author(s): Tom Rachman
ISBN: 0-385-68962-4 / 978-0-385-68962-5 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Italian Teacher: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Rachman
ISBN: 0-7352-2270-3 / 978-0-7352-2270-0 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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ISBN: 1-78648-258-4 / 978-1-78648-258-7 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Italian Teacher (Random House Large Print)
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ISBN: 0-525-58932-5 / 978-0-525-58932-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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April 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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Title: The Italian Teacher
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