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The Solitude of Prime Numbers [With Earbuds] (Playaway Adult Fiction)

Giordano, Paolo

ISBN 10: 1441856064 / ISBN 13: 9781441856067
Published by Findaway World, 2010
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PLAYAWAY. Reliable and Presentable PLAYAWAY EDITION. Withdrawn from the library collection. Digital audio player already pre-loaded audio book. PLAYAWAY IS EASY TO USE! Just plug in the earphones, press the power button ON and begin to listen and enjoy. Some library markings. Included is a NEW BATTERY and NEW EARBUDS. Light weight with a powerful purpose. Take along on your next journey. Makes a sensitive get well gift! Enjoy the convenience and versatility of the PLAYAWAY for all your travel and leisure needs. Bookseller Inventory # 1214ASCRIPT0187

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Title: The Solitude of Prime Numbers [With Earbuds]...

Publisher: Findaway World

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: preloaded_digital_audio_player

Book Condition:Good

Book Type: Audio Book

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A prime number is inherently a solitary thing: it can only be divided by itself, or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia also move on their own axes, alone with their personal tragedies. As a child Alice's overbearing father drove her first to a terrible skiing accident, and then to anorexia. When she meets Mattia she recognises a kindred spirit, and Mattia reveals to Alice his terrible secret: that as a boy he abandoned his mentally-disabled twin sister in a park to go to a party, and when he returned, she was nowhere to be found.

These two irreversible episodes mark Alice and Mattia's lives for ever, and as they grow into adulthood their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But then a chance sighting of a woman who could be Mattia's sister forces a lifetime of secret emotion to the surface.

A meditation on loneliness and love, The Solitude of Prime Numbers asks, can we ever truly be whole when we're in love with another?

Review:

The year's most important debut -- La Repubblica

Genius...everybody can find in Giordano's book a small piece of himself -- Il Giornale

Moving...masterful...elegantly discreet -- Times Literary Supplement

An elegant fable...its recurring themes of loneliness and longing shimmer through trim and supple prose -- Prospect Magazine

The story is mesmerising -- Good Housekeeping

A very accomplished book...A melancholic, but strangely beautiful, read. Shaun Whiteside's translation is exemplary and the acute descriptions of teenage competitiveness, angst and aspiration bring to mind Alan Warner's writing. -- Guardian

In clear, heartbreakingly precise prose, the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Premio Strega (the Italian Man Booker) explores how trauma and guilt can capsize emotional stability and leave the vulnerable in a wash of unease and loss...a stunning achievement -- Daily Mail

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