About this book
A new novel from the twice Booker Prize winning author. An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, a secret love story and the fate of the world are all brought to life in a hauntingly moving story. Set in the present day, but also in the 19th century, the historical aspects of the book will appeal to readers of Carey's most recent work, "Parrot & Olivier In America", which was both a critical and commercial success.
It's 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 project away from prying eyes.
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