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The Resource The Mathematician's Shiva, Stuart Rojstaczer

The Mathematician's Shiva, Stuart Rojstaczer

Label
The Mathematician's Shiva
Title
The Mathematician's Shiva
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Rojstaczer
Title variation
mathematicians shiva
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Language
eng
Summary
" 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"--
Summary
"A comic, bittersweet tale of family evocative of The <i>Yiddish Policemen's Union</i> and <i>Everything Is Illuminated</i> 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 emigre, 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
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10350891
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mathematician's Shiva, Stuart Rojstaczer
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
870919250
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780143126317
Lccn
2014012521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870919250
Label
The Mathematician's Shiva, Stuart Rojstaczer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
870919250
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780143126317
Lccn
2014012521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870919250

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