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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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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-36147-0 / 978-0-307-36147-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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ISBN: 0-307-59271-5 / 978-0-307-59271-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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ISBN: 0-571-28001-3 / 978-0-571-28001-8 (UK edition)
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears (Vintage International)
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ISBN: 0-307-47608-1 / 978-0-307-47608-1 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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ISBN: 0-307-36148-9 / 978-0-307-36148-6 (USA edition)
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Title: Chemistry of Tears
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ISBN: 0-571-28000-5 / 978-0-571-28000-1 (UK edition)
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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ISBN: 0-571-27998-8 / 978-0-571-27998-2 (UK edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4712-0432-4 / 978-1-4712-0432-6 (UK edition)
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears (unabridged audiobook)
Author(s): Peter Carey, narrated by Susan Lyons and Jefferson Mays
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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Title: The Chemistry of Tears
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