The Solitude of Prime Numbers

By Paolo Giordano
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410425614, 415pp.)

Publication Date: May 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2010 Indie Next List
“Childhood traumas have shattered Alice and Mattia physically and psychologically. A friendship that begins in high school provides for each an anchor to a world too frightening to navigate alone. In this singular and striking debut, Giordano explores the ability of the human spirit to endure and to heal. Once you pick this up, you won't want to put it down.”
-- Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH


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Alice and Mattia are both 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. When Mattia accepts a research position that takes him thousands of miles away, the two are forced to separate. Then a chance occurrence reunites them, forcing a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface.




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