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The Resource Divide me by zero, Lara Vapnyar

Divide me by zero, Lara Vapnyar

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Divide me by zero
Title
Divide me by zero
Statement of responsibility
Lara Vapnyar
Title variation
Divide me by 0
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
Summary
After learning that her renowned mathematician mother is dying, Katya turns to the unfinished notes of her last textbook in the hopes of finding guidance in the mathematical concepts there
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Character
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10819570
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vapnyar, Lara
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.A68
LC item number
D58 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women mathematicians
  • Middle age
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Divide me by zero, Lara Vapnyar
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781947793422
Lccn
2019013808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1084369100
  • (OCoLC)1084369100
Label
Divide me by zero, Lara Vapnyar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781947793422
Lccn
2019013808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1084369100
  • (OCoLC)1084369100

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