The Mathematician's Shiva : a novel / Stuart Rojstaczer.
- New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
366 pages ; 21 cm
- Mathematicians -- Fiction.
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc. -- Fiction.
Jewish teachers -- Fiction.
Mourning customs -- Fiction.
- Humorous stories.
- "A comic, bittersweet tale of family evocative of The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Everything Is Illuminated Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish e;migre; mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha's chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution-even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela's notes. Written by a trained geophysicist, this hilarious and multi-layered debut novel brims with colorful characters and brilliantly captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible"-- Provided by publisher.
- National Jewish Book Awards - Debut Fiction , Winner, 2014
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