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The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Compact Disc)

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By Paolo Giordano, Luke Daniels (Performed by)
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“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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A prime number is a lonely thing. It can be divided only by itself or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia are both "primes" -- misfits who seem destined to be alone. They are haunted by the childhood tragedies that mark their lives and find themselves unable to reach out to anyone else. When the two meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit. As they grow into adulthood, their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But when the mathematically gifted Mattia accepts a research position that takes him thousands of miles away, the two are forced to separate with many things left unsaid. A chance encounter will reunite them and force a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface, but the question remains: Can two prime numbers ever find a way to be together? The Solitude of Prime Numbers is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and the weight of childhood experience. A sensation in its native Italy, where it has sold more than a million copies, it is a remarkable debut, a moving novel that lays bare the soul and captures what it means to be human.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455805624
ISBN-10: 1455805629
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: March 29th, 2011
Language: English

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