Книга: Carey Peter «The Chemistry of Tears»

The Chemistry of Tears

Серия: "-"

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 finest writers of our time. London 2011, 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 English man, Henry Brandling, as a'magical amusement'for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers 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.

Издательство: "Faber and Faber" (2012)

ISBN: 978-0-571-28000-1

Купить за 614 руб в My-shop

Другие книги автора:

КнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
The Chemistry of TearsAn 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 finest… — Faber and Faber, Подробнее...2012737бумажная книга

Carey, Peter

▪ Australian author
in full  Peter Philip Carey  
born May 7, 1943, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

      Australian writer known for use of the surreal in his short stories and novels.

      Carey attended the prestigious Geelong Grammar School and studied for a year at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria. He worked as an advertising copywriter and at various other odd jobs in Australia and England until 1988, when he became a full-time writer. His collections of short stories, The Fat Man in History (1974; U.K. title, Exotic Pleasures) and War Crimes (1979), exhibit many grotesque and macabre elements. His novels Bliss (1981; filmed 1985), Illywhacker (1985), and Oscar and Lucinda (1988; filmed 1997) are more realistic, though Carey used black humour throughout all three. The later novels are based on the history of Australia, especially its founding and early days. His other works include The Tax Inspector (1991), The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994), Jack Maggs (1997), and True History of the Kelly Gang (2000), a fictional account of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (Kelly, Ned). My Life as a Fake (2003) and Theft (2006) explore issues of authenticity in literature and art. His Illegal Self (2008) relates the story of Che, the son of radical students who left him with a wealthy grandmother, from whom he is seized and then taken on a continent-spanning journey with the ostensible purpose of reuniting with his parents. Carey received the Booker Prize in 1988 and 2001 for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang, respectively.

Additional Reading
Karen Lamb, Peter Carey: The Genesis of Fame (1992); Anthony J. Hassall, Dancing on Hot Macadam: Peter Carey's Fiction, 3rd ed. (1998).

* * *

Источник: Carey, Peter

См. также в других словарях:

  • The Venetians (Australian band) — Infobox musical artist Name = The Venetians Img capt = The Venetians (circa 1984) Background = group or band Origin = Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Genre = New Romantic Years active = 1982 1989 Label = Festival/Parole Records Chrysalis… …   Wikipedia

  • The Mad Gasser of Mattoon — (also known as The Anesthetic Prowler , The Mad Anesthetist , and The Phantom Anesthetist , The Mad Gasser of Roanoke , or simply Mad Gasser ) was the name given to the person or persons believed to be behind a series of apparent gas attacks that …   Wikipedia

  • The Wrong Coast — infobox television show name = The Wrong Coast caption = The Wrong Coast conclusion screenshot format = Animation runtime = approx. 0:22 (per episode) creator = Unknown starring = Mark Hamill Kathryn Greenwood Marc Thompson Tracy Nicole Chapman… …   Wikipedia

  • The Nutty Professor (1996 film) — Infobox Film name = The Nutty Professor caption = Theatrical poster for director = Tom Shadyac producer = Karen Kehela Jerry Lewis Mark Lipsky Russell Simmons Brian Grazer writer = David Sheffield Barry W. Blaustein Tom Shadyac Steve Oedekerk… …   Wikipedia

  • The Search for Roots — Infobox Book name = The Search for Roots title orig = La ricerca delle radici translator = Peter Forbes image caption = Paperback cover published by Ivan R Dee. author = Primo Levi illustrator = country = US publisher = Ivan R Dee release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • Artificial tears — are lubricant eye drops used to treat the dryness and irritation associated with deficient tear production in keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes).cite web url = http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic695.htm title = Keratoconjunctivitis, Sicca… …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»