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Review: The Chemistry of Tears

The cleverness of Carey’s design mitigates the novel’s emotional impact. The emphasis on the mechanical, and the constant need to establish links between past and present make The Chemistry of Tears appear bloodless, much like the Zeus-like swan at its core.

india Updated: May 12, 2012 17:39 IST
Peter Carey

Unlikely couples and wily inventiveness have often been a part of Peter Carey’s novels.

First Published: May 12, 2012 00:41 IST