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Fiction Literary

Looks Perfect

by (author) Kim Moritsugu

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
May 1996
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    Publish Date
    May 1996
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Funny, sexy, off-beat and fast-paced, Looks Perfect will knock your mental socks off, and maybe your actual socks as well. Rosemary McKinnon has a journalism grad's idea of a totally frivoulous job: at thirty-three, she's fashion editor of Panache, a high-profile Toronto women's magazine. While she's covering the ready-to-wear shows in Paris, London, and New York, the man of her dreams falls under her spell. But what is her spell? Certainly he's not interested in her mind — he hardly talks to her apart from their romps in bed, and even then it's shop-talk. When he dumps her to marry a pink-and-white (and very young) Englishwoman, Rosemary knows for sure: the attraction is her exotic appearance. Half-Vietnamese, half-French, she has been raised by her adoptive parents in the only way they know how — like a Rosedale girl. After hard manoeuvering, Rosemary's sister sets her up with Max Appelbaum, and it's Max who shows Rosemary, more-or-less against her will, how much appearances really count. Just in time, too, because Mr. Dreamboat's attraction turns out to be more complex than anyone — especially Rosemary — could have imagined.

About the author

Kim Moritsugu was born in Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. She holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before turning to the writing of fiction. She has taken hundreds of dance classes in her lifetime, and sometimes teaches hip-hop dance to children. She has written for CBC Radio, the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, and other publications.

Moritsugu's first novel, Looks Perfect (Goose Lane Editions, 1996), was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award. Books in Canada called it `highly entertaining -- a romantic comedy with an edge` and the Toronto Star found its lead character `one of the most appealing heroines in current Canadian fiction`. Since then she has written three more novels. Kim Moritsugu lives in Toronto and, besides her own writing, also teaches creative writing at the Humber School for Writers.

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