The Solitude of Prime Numbers

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

By Paolo Giordano

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410425614, 415pp.

Publication Date: May 2010


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.

About the Author
Paolo Giordano is the youngest winner of Italy s prestigious literary award the Premio Strega, for The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his debut novel. Just twenty-seven years old, he is a professional physicist and is currently working on a doctorate in particle physics. He lives in Italy.