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The Chemistry of Tears

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Author Peter Carey
ISBN 9780571280001
Pages 278
Condition Very Good
Format Paperback

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-04 Pages: 278 Language: English Publisher: Faber and Faber London 2010. Catherine Gehrig. conservator at the Swinburne museum. learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. One other person knows their secret. the director of the museum. who arranges for Catherine to be given a special project away from prying eyes. Mad with grief. the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the story of the man who originally commissioned the extraordinary and eerie automata she has been asked to bring back to life. With a precocious new assistant. Amanda. at her side. she starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an E...
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