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Chemistry and Other Stories
  • ISBN: 9781526623379
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Binding: Hardback

Chemistry and Other Stories

Tim Pears
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In these short stories, Tim Pears illuminates a series of blazing moments in quiet lives.

A wife compulsively digs in her garden. Two brothers, long estranged, reunite for a terse, heady summer. A woman flies to Krakow to see her adult son. At dusk, a girl pushes her dying mother out into the sea. A small boy sits on his own in the cinema, entranced by the cowboys who light up the screen. At the heart of this collection lies ‘Chemistry’, a compelling portrait of family and migration.

‘Lyrical and gentle, with a theme of familial interplay’ Country Life, Book of the Week



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