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The Idea of Perfection By Kate Grenville

The Idea of Perfection
by Kate Grenville

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By the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2001, this is a witty and tender romance that demonstrates that sometimes, unexpectedly, there can be something better than perfection.
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The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville

'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

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About Kate Grenville


Kate Grenville is a prize-winning fiction writer whose novels include Lilian's Story, Dark Places and the Orange Prize award winning novel The Idea of Perfection. She lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.

Additional information

GOR000404510
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
Kate Grenville
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-03-08
416
0330392611
9780330392617
Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 2001 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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