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The Chemistry of Tears

Peter Carey

Critics have used every possible superlative to praise the works of two-time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey. In The Chemistry of Tears, Carey continues to astound with a story of love, death and human invention. Museum curator Catherine’s affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover’s untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature.

Critics have used every possible superlative to praise the works of two-time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey. In The Chemistry of Tears, Carey continues to astound with a story of love, death and human invention. Museum curator Catherine’s affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover’s untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Critics have used every possible superlative to praise the works of two-time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey. In The Chemistry of Tears, Carey continues to astound with a story of love, death and human invention. Museum curator Catherine’s affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover’s untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Lyons, Jefferson Mays

Length:

8h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

50:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:00