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The Mathematician's Shiva

A Novel
Rojstaczer, Stuart (Book - 2014 )
The Mathematician's Shiva
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"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 émigré 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.
Authors: Rojstaczer, Stuart
Title: The Mathematician's Shiva
a novel
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, 2014
Characteristics: 366 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Stuart Rojstaczer
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 émigré 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.
ISBN: 9780143126317
0143126318
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROJSTACZE 2014
Subject Headings: Mathematicians Fiction Mathematics Problems, exercises, etc. Fiction Jewish teachers Fiction Mourning customs Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Mathematicians
Mathematics
Jewish teachers
Mourning customs
LCCN: 2014012521
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