The Idea of Perfection
Novel set in a small Australian country town, first published in 1999. Douglas Cheeseman comes to Karakarook to tear down Bent Bridge, but the townspeople think the bridge will bring tourists to their dying town. The author's other publications include 'Lilian's Story' , 'Joan Makes History', 'Dark Places' and 'Dreamhouse'.
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This fifth novel by renowned Australian author Grenville (Lilian's Story), winner of the Orange Prize, presents the story of two people, both divorced, who for differing reasons are residing ... Read full review
I did not like this book. A comedy of manners? That implies something clever and insightful, which this book is not. The characters were caricatures and made me cringe.