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The Mathematician's Shiva

Stuart Rojstaczer

When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela's shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves-even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot-Sasha must come to terms with his mother's outsized influence on his life. Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.

When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela's shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves-even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot-Sasha must come to terms with his mother's outsized influence on his life. Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.
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When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela's shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves-even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot-Sasha must come to terms with his mother's outsized influence on his life. Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Angela Brazil, Stephen R. Thorne

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:17