The Mathematician's Shiva: a novel

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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 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"--
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subject_facetFICTION / Humorous / General
FICTION / Jewish
FICTION / Literary
Humorous fiction
Jewish teachers -- Fiction
Mathematicians -- Fiction
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc. -- Fiction
Mourning customs -- Fiction
title_displayThe Mathematician's Shiva : a novel
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The mathematician's shiva : a novel [electronic resource] / Stuart Rojstaczer
title_shortThe Mathematician's Shiva
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Mathematicians
Mathematics
Mourning customs