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"Chemistry" - A boy and his grandfather try to cope with the arrival of a new man in the household and his effect on the woman who is their mother and daughter. The boy dreams of violence and the grandfather retreats to the only sanctuary he knows. Learning to swim on a beach in Cornwall, the nuances and memories of a stagnant marriage are explored by a man, a woman - and"Chemistry" - A boy and his grandfather try to cope with the arrival of a new man in the household and his effect on the woman who is their mother and daughter. The boy dreams of violence and the grandfather retreats to the only sanctuary he knows. Learning to swim on a beach in Cornwall, the nuances and memories of a stagnant marriage are explored by a man, a woman - and ultimately their son, as he finally learns to float in the sea and strikes out for a more independent emotional life....

Title : Chemistry
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ISBN : 9780330457989
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Chemistry Reviews

  • Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
    2018-11-16 12:28

    A young boy, his parents. A perfect three. But the father died at sea, on a plane crash. The mother, with her young boy, sold their house and moved in with her father. A perfect three once more. But a man came for her and everything changes.The boy's grandfather dabbles with chemicals:"'What are you making, Grandpa?'"'Not making--changing. Chemistry is the science of change. You don't make things in chemistry--you change them. Anything can change.'"Then later:"He smiled bitterly."'What are we going to do?'"'Grandpa?'"'People change too, don't they?'"He should have let us find that out for ourselves.

  • Nandini
    2018-12-06 11:31

    This story has so many layers of meaning to it, but you must be patient with it. For a short story, I think there was some well rounded development to it, but it still didn't impress me much.

  • Mildred
    2018-11-16 17:34

    There are many ways to view the characters in this story if you consider the fact that the story is narrated from the viewpoint of a little boy.