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Author Rojstaczer, Stuart.

Title The Mathematician's Shiva / Stuart Rojstaczer.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC ROJSTACZER,S    Available
Description 366 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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.
Subject Mathematicians -- Fiction.
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc. -- Fiction.
Jewish teachers -- Fiction.
Mourning customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
ISBN 9780143126317 (paperback)
0143126318 (paperback)

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