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The chemistry of tears, Peter Carey

Label
The chemistry of tears
Title
The chemistry of tears
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London 2010. 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
Summary
Forced to hide her grief when her married lover dies unexpectedly, museum curator Catherine Gehrig works in solitude to restore a 19th-century automaton and finds comfort in the journals of its adventurous commissioner
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10061322
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
LC item number
C44 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women museum curators
  • Brandling, Henry C.
  • Robots
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The chemistry of tears, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19523925
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780307592712
Lccn
2012005880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The chemistry of tears, Peter Carey
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19523925
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780307592712
Lccn
2012005880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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