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The mathematician's shiva : a novel, Stuart Rojstaczer

Label
The mathematician's shiva : a novel
Title
The mathematician's shiva
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Rojstaczer
Title variation
mathematicians shiva
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 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."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10350891
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rojstaczer, Stuart
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O536
LC item number
M38 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Jewish teachers
  • Mourning customs
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Jewish
Label
The mathematician's shiva : a novel, Stuart Rojstaczer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1052166
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780143126317
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014012521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126317
  • (OCoLC)870919250
Label
The mathematician's shiva : a novel, Stuart Rojstaczer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1052166
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780143126317
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014012521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126317
  • (OCoLC)870919250

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