This astonishing novel links mother and daughter through diary entries and letters, establishing a yearning for a mother love so fierce it virtually wrenches itself from the page.
It is the story of Frances Montrose, an Australian woman with no formal mathematics training who carried across the world, in a borrowed suitcase bulging with a friend's ball-dresses, something no one knew about. The discovery of a new number.
A remarkable book combining mathematics, motherhood, love and politics into a novel that is provocative, moving and intelligent.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 01 / 1996
- 126 x 198mm