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Dramatic,
Interesting,
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel
by Paolo Giordano

Published: 2011-03-29
Paperback : 288 pages
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"Mesmerizing...an exquisite rendering of what one might call feelings at the subatomic level." -The New York Times

A prime number is a lonely thing. It can only be divided by itself or by one, and it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia are both "primes"-misfits haunted by ...
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"Mesmerizing...an exquisite rendering of what one might call feelings at the subatomic level." -The New York Times

A prime number is a lonely thing. It can only be divided by itself or by one, and it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia are both "primes"-misfits haunted by early tragedies. When the two meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit. Years later, a chance encounter reunites them and forces a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface. But can two prime numbers ever find a way to be together? A brilliantly conceived and elegantly written debut novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and what it means to be human.

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by pblake (see profile) 10/20/15

Interesting viewpoint of people who are loners and considered "different." Not what I expected.

 
  "Elegantly Written Exploration of Loneliness"by FTessa (see profile) 06/04/13

From chapter 21: Mattia had learned that, among prime numbers, there are some that are even more special. Mathematicians call them twin primes: pairs of prime numbers that are close to each... (read more)

 
  "This book is sad..."by ocreader (see profile) 09/01/11

...and not in a good way! The title does suggest that the main characters are loners, but it is so extreme as to be unbelievable. There are some other points that are also hard to believe but I don't... (read more)

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