The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

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An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, two stories of love—all are brought to incandescent life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. 

London 2010: Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the sudden death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man, she must struggle to keep the depth of her anguish to herself. The one other person who knows Catherine’s… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Like the wondrous machine whereof it speaks, this novel is a triumph of craftsmanship and as one reads it’s easy to imagine Carey fitting it all together, balancing the pieces and turning the screws with the finest of his literary tools.

“The Chemistry of Tears” takes risks, is quietly ambitious and is, in its last pages, both touching and thought-provoking. It’s not vintage Carey, then, but such a gifted writer is always worth attending to

Peter Carey has said that he worked backward to create his latest novel, “The Chemistry of Tears.” He assembled an inventory of seemingly unrelated elements that intrigued him, then found ways of stitching them together. On top of it all, he added an eerie sensuality

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (May 15, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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