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Divide me by zero

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As a young girl, Katya Geller learned from her mother that math was the answer to everything. Now, at forty, she finds this wisdom tested: she has lost the love of her life, she is in the middle of a divorce, and has just found out that her mother is dying. Half-mad with grief, Katya turns to the unfinished notes for her mother's last textbook, hoping to find guidance in mathematical concepts. With humor, intelligence, and unfailing honesty, Katya traces back her life's journey: her childhood in Soviet Russia, her parents' great love, the death of her father, her mother's career as a renowned mathematician, and their immigration to the United States. She is, by turns, an adrift newlywed, an ESL teacher in an office occupied by witches and mediums, a restless wife, an accomplished writer, a flailing mother of two, a grieving daughter, and, all the while, a woman in love haunted by a question: how to parse the wild, unfathomable passion she feels through the cool logic of mathematics? Award-winning author Lara Vapnyar delivers an unabashedly frank and darkly comic tale of coming-of-age in middle age. Divide Me by Zero is almost unclassifiable--a stylistically original, genre-defying mix of classic Russian novel, American self-help book, Soviet math textbook, sly writing manual, and, at its center, an intense romance that captures the most common misfortune of all, falling in love.

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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Vapnyar (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300139538
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03/14/2020
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Vapnyar (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300963604
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1001 . ‡aVapnyar, Lara, ‡d1971- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aDivide me by zero / ‡cLara Vapnyar.
250 . ‡aFirst US edition.
264 1. ‡aPortland, Oregon : ‡bTin House Books, ‡c2019.
300 . ‡a353 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c23 cm
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338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡aAs a young girl, Katya Geller learned from her mother that math was the answer to everything. Now, at forty, she finds this wisdom tested: she has lost the love of her life, she is in the middle of a divorce, and has just found out that her mother is dying. Half-mad with grief, Katya turns to the unfinished notes for her mother's last textbook, hoping to find guidance in mathematical concepts. With humor, intelligence, and unfailing honesty, Katya traces back her life's journey: her childhood in Soviet Russia, her parents' great love, the death of her father, her mother's career as a renowned mathematician, and their immigration to the United States. She is, by turns, an adrift newlywed, an ESL teacher in an office occupied by witches and mediums, a restless wife, an accomplished writer, a flailing mother of two, a grieving daughter, and, all the while, a woman in love haunted by a question: how to parse the wild, unfathomable passion she feels through the cool logic of mathematics? Award-winning author Lara Vapnyar delivers an unabashedly frank and darkly comic tale of coming-of-age in middle age. Divide Me by Zero is almost unclassifiable--a stylistically original, genre-defying mix of classic Russian novel, American self-help book, Soviet math textbook, sly writing manual, and, at its center, an intense romance that captures the most common misfortune of all, falling in love.
650 0. ‡aWomen mathematicians ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMiddle age ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMan-woman relationshipsv ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aLove stories. ‡2gsafd
905 . ‡ukriedener
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