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The Chemistry of Tears

(2012)
A novel by

 
From the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize

An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, a secret love story, and the fate of the warming world are all brought to incandescent life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the most admired writers of our time.

London 2011. Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator, learns of the death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man, she must keep her grief a secret. She is rescued by the only person who knew of this affair--her boss. It is he who arranges a project that demands she work in isolation. In deep mourning, she will bring back to "life" a nineteenth-century automaton. Usually controlled and rational, but now mad with sorrow, Catherine discovers a series of notebooks written by Henry Brandling, who, in 1854, commissioned the extraordinary, eerie mechanical creature. Henry's is a personal account of his adventures in the wilds of Germany, a diary that brings Catherine unexpected comfort and wonder. But it is the automaton itself, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link Henry and Catherine, as they are confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention, and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-36147-0 / 978-0-307-36147-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-59271-5 / 978-0-307-59271-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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April 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-27997-X / 978-0-571-27997-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-29535-5 / 978-0-571-29535-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-28001-3 / 978-0-571-28001-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears (Vintage International)
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-47608-1 / 978-0-307-47608-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-36148-9 / 978-0-307-36148-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-28000-5 / 978-0-571-28000-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ome
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-27998-8 / 978-0-571-27998-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chemistry of Tears (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4712-0432-4 / 978-1-4712-0432-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Chemistry of Tears (unabridged audiobook)
Author(s): Peter Carey, narrated by Susan Lyons and Jefferson Mays
ISBN: 1-4712-0300-X / 978-1-4712-0300-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4640-2034-5 / 978-1-4640-2034-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4640-3526-1 / 978-1-4640-3526-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Random House Canada
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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