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The chemistry of tears

by Carey, Peter Sir

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Peter Carey
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.C36 C44 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25214930M
ISBN 109780307592712
LC Control Number2012005880

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In two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey’s latest novel, an automaton in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of creation, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention, and the body’s astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.   The fact that a book reader following Mr. Carey’s step-by-step conjuring of this marvel and can summon it on video so easily is a prime example of what “The Chemistry of Tears.

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The Chemistry of Tears This is a rich, satisfying and ultimately funny book. Highly recommended. The tableau at the end is priceless. In the Library of Congress catalog data the clockwork automaton is misclassified as a robot, so it may be filed under science fiction, but it shouldn't be/5(35).

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About The Chemistry of Tears. A Seattle Times Best Book of When Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator in London, falls into grief after her lover’s sudden death, her boss gives her a special project. She will bring back to “life” a nineteenth-century mechanical bird.

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The Chemistry of Tears does not disappoint Carey is one of the finest living writers in English. Carey is one of the finest living writers in English. His best books satisfy both intellectually and emotionally; he is lyrical yet never forgets the imperative to entertain.

The Chemistry of Tears is the 12th novel by the Australian-born, two-time Booker Prize-winning author. The Chemistry of Books. The Chemistry of Bowling. The Chemistry of Brake Pads. The Chemistry of Bread. The Chemistry of Bricks.

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“The Chemistry of Tears” starts inbut, like the best of Carey’s fiction, it slips into the 19th century. Catherine Gehrig is a conservator at an “almost-secret” museum in London.

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