Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A bestselling international literary sensation about whether a "prime number" can ever truly connect with someone else.
A prime number can only be divided by itself or by one—it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia, both "primes," are misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else. When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit.
But the mathematically gifted Mattia accepts a research position that takes him thousands of miles away, and the two are forced to separate. Then a chance occurrence reunites them and forces a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface.
Like Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and the weight of childhood experience that is set to become a universal classic.
Reason: It was definitely the title that drew me in first, than the cover, and finally the blurb reeled me in. The comparision to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time definitely helped to. I have a feeling this book will not be the easiest or quickest read but will leave an imprint after being finished. I enjoy those kind of books!
Cover Discusssion: I'm in love! The peas are a wonderful touch: "Two Peas in a Pod"... I also like the font chosen for the cover, it matches the description of the characters in my opinion.
The Solitude of Prime Numbers will be released March 18th!
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