The Chemistry of Tears

Product Number: D1555
Released: 01 Jul, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471200168
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Description

Catherine Gehrig, conservator at a London museum, learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. Only the museum’s director knew of the affair, and sends Catherine to work on a special project away from prying eyes. An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, a secret love story, and the fate of the world are all brought to life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. Twice winner of the Booker Prize, Peter Carey's most recent novel Parrot and Olivier in America was described by the Sunday Times as 'an exhilarating tour-de-force'

Author(s): Peter Carey
Original Publish Date: 01 Jul, 2012

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Author(s): Peter Carey
Product Number WEB27557
Released: 27 Mar, 2012
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: #9780571279999
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Author(s): Peter Carey
Genre: Literature
Product Number LP2770
Released: 01 Jul, 2012
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471204326
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Author(s): Peter Carey
Product Number CX1710
Released: 01 Apr, 2012
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471200236

Professional reviews

"'Carey is a wily and supremely confident storyteller on a grand scale.' THE TIMES 'A new Peter Carey novel is cause for joy.' THE GUARDIAN 'Like most of Carey's work, the novel is extraordinarily allusive and joyously inventive.' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH '...this tender tour de force of the imagination succeeds on all fronts.' THE INDEPENDENT 'The Chemistry of Tears isn't only about life and inventiveness: it overflows with them.' SUNDAY TIMES '...there is so much powerful human emotion rising from the pages.' IRISH EXAMINER 'Mr 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 ECONOMIST"

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