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Perfect

ISBN 
9780552778107
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R210.00
Published 
May 2014
About the book: 
Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin `Operation Perfect', a hapless mission to rescue Byron's mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local cafe, a solitary figure struggling with OCD. His job is a relief from the rituals that govern his nights. Little would seem to connect them except that two seconds can change everything. And if your world can be shattered in an instant, can time also put it right?
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About the Author

Rachel Joyce is the author of the  Sunday Times  and international bestsellers  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryThe Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy,  and  PerfectThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was short-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year in 2012. She is also the author of the digital short story A Faraway Smell of Lemon  and is the award-winning writer of more than thirty original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4. Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

Miss Benson's Beetle  is Rachel's latest novel. 

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