SHOP NOW—free delivery anywhere in Australia

Member Loginmenu
Your basket is empty
The Idea of Perfection

The Idea of Perfection: Text Classics

Text Classics

Kate Grenville

  • awardWinner, Orange Prize, 2001
  • awardWinner, Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, 2017
  • Introduction by Neil Armfield

    Kate Grenville’s Orange-Prize winning novel The Idea of Perfection is the story of the small town of Karakarook, and of Douglas Cheeseman and Harley Savage—two people who seem the least likely in the world to fall in love. Unlike Felicity Porcelline, a woman dangerously haunted by the idea of perfection, they come to understand that what looks like weakness can be the best kind of strength.

    Kate Grenville
    About the Author

    Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s finest writers. Her bestselling novel The Secret River has been published in more than twenty countries. It has received numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The companion memoir, Searching for the Secret...

    Read Moreright
    Extent:
    416pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    22 October 2014
    First published:
    1999
    Region:
    NSW
    ISBN:
    9781922182470
    AU Price:
    $12.95
    NZ Price:
    $15.99
    Australian
    starstarstarstarstar
    starstarstarstarstar
    Loading Rating
    Praise for Kate Grenville
    andThe Idea of Perfection

    ‘An extraordinary comedy of manners.’

    ‘A rare treat to read.’

    ‘Each word, each sentence, each paragraph shines and gleams.’

    Other editions ofThe Idea of Perfection
    • The Idea of Perfection
      ebook
      ISBN: 9781921921681
      30 January 2012
      Buy ebook