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Idea of Perfection

Grenville, Kate

ISBN 10: 0330392611 / 0-330-39261-1
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Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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'Grenville makes awkward atmospheres and fumbling encounters wonderfully vivid. Read it and cringe' The Times The Idea of Perfection is a funny and touching romance between two people who've given up on love. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley Savage, a woman altogether too big and too abrupt for comfort. Harley is in Karakarook to foster 'Heritage', and Douglas is there to pull down the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they're on a collison course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites, something unexpected happens: sometimes even better than perfection. 'From these two reticent characters, besieged by two lifetimes of regret, doubt and dismay, Grenville manufactures an extraordinary comedy of manners, made all more powerful by her own reticence as a writer' Guardian 'Outrageously entertaining' Daily Mail 'Mined throughout with little pockets of danger and depth' Guardian 'A truly amazing writer' Rosie Boycott, chair of the Orange Prize jury

About the Author:
Kate Grenville was born in Sydney in 1950 and is one of Australia's best known writers. Her novels include Lilian's Story, (winner of the prestigious Australian/Vogel Literary Award), Albion's Story, Joan Makes History, and Dreamhouse.

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