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The Measure of Love

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Time is memory, says the contemplative young watchmaker Robert Garrett at the outset of this brilliantly realized novel, as he sets out to build a memorial to a love that time can no longer measure.A mathematical prodigy and already in his second year of postgraduate work at Cambridge before he's twenty, Robert has long been grappling with inaccuracies in the measurements ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 2000)
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Robert Wechsler
Apr 27, 2015 Robert Wechsler rated it liked it
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A short British novel most notable for the way that, in one half of the alternating chapters, the narrator provides a detailed history of watchmaking and then of the making of a watch. It’s not the details that are fascinating, or the reasons for his keeping his head so deeply into timepieces. I found myself reading it almost like reading a poem the first time through, with little attention to the content, letting it run over me.

The other alternating chapters are more traditional: the story of h
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