Title Profile & Character Information

The Idea of Perfection

Annotation
"Harley Savage is a plain, rawboned woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage gone sour, and a crippling lack of physical courage. Seeming to be incompetent was something Douglas did to protect himself, just as having a "dangerous streak" served the same purpose for Harley." "Harley and Douglas arrive in the eccentric little New South Wales country town of Karakarook at the same time; she's there to help build a heritage museum, and he's there to demolish the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they are on a collision course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites something unexpected happens: something even better than perfection."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Characters
NameCheeseman, Douglas
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsEngineer
 Engineer
TraitsDivorced
Divorced

NameSavage, Harley
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsMuseum curator
 Museum curator
TraitsDivorced
Divorced

NamePorcelline, Felicity
GendersFemale
 Female
TraitsMarried
Married

NameChang, Alfred
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsButcher
 Butcher
TraitsChinese
Chinese

GenreFiction
Love story
    --Humorous
    --Humorous
TopicsEccentrics
Small town life
Preservationists
Protests
Man-woman relationships
Mismatched lovers
Romantic dilemmas
Eccentrics
Small town life
Preservationists
Protests
Man-woman relationships
Mismatched lovers
Romantic dilemmas
SettingKarakarook, New South Wales
Karakarook, New South Wales
Small town
Small town