Customers who bought this item also bought. It can only be divided by itself or by one, and it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia, both 'primes,' are misfits who seem destined to be alone. The Italian language film based on the novel was released in September 2010. By Gwendolyn Dawson. A brilliantly conceived and elegantly written debut novel, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and what it means to be human. The Solitude of Prime Numbers By Lisa Schwarzbaum Updated March 10, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Giordano, Paolo at AbeBooks.co.uk - ISBN 10: 0385616244 - ISBN 13: 9780385616249 - Doubleday - 2009 - Hardcover Giordano has a PhD in particle physics and is now a full-time writer. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Because a prime number is only divisible by itself and by 1. The Solitude of Prime Numbers is a quiet but poignant coming of age story about two lonely misfits: Alice Della Rocca and Mattia Balossino. -The New York Times From the author of Heaven and Earth, a sensational novel about whether a "prime number" can ever truly connect with someone else A prime number is a lonely thing. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The Solitude Of Prime Numbers is a coming-of-age story covering 24 years of two mostly static characters. The Solitude of Prime Numbers is his first novel. Prime numbers are apparently a big deal in the math world - a place I have visited but not inhabited often. Paolo Giordano is also the author of the critically acclaimed Like Family and The Human Body, and the international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages, as well as How Contagion Works, about the COVID-19 pandemic. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel. Alice and Mattia, too, move on their own axis, alone with their personal tragedies. The Solitude of Prime Numbers is sad, dark and perfect." Why the "Prime Numbers"? The book has an interesting and rather appropriate title. Th is website is a reading-map for the book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2008) by Paolo Giordano. He seems to prefer the company of numbers to … He lives in Italy. From the author of Heaven and Earth, a sensational novel about whether a "prime number" can ever truly connect with someone else A prime number is inherently a solitary thing: it can only be divided by itself, or by one: it never truly fits with another. Mattia (Tommaso Neri) is a bright little kid with an autistic sister (Giorgia Pizzo) he must care for. Non-linearly follows two kids, rejected by their peers, who become friends. - Mary Pipher , author of Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World "What a shock to open a novel written by a young physicist in Italy and find myself there, on every page. Most of us probably remember that prime numbers are numbers only divisible by themselves and 1, but otherwise don't know (or care) much about them. The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel - Kindle edition by Giordano, Paolo. The Solitude of Prime Numbers NPR coverage of The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano. Paolo Giordano (Author) 4.0 out of 5 stars 193 ratings. Paolo Giordano is the author of the critically acclaimed Like Family and The Human Body, as well as the international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages, as well as his new publication, How Contagion Works. Now available in the U.S. in an English translation, The Solitude of Prime Numbers explores the poignant relationship that develops between two misfits, Alice and Mattia. They go to new schools, embark on new romances, and get new jobs, but at the core, they remain unable to grow as people, paralyzed by a noxious mix of childhood tragedy and mental illness. From the moment we meet young [Alice and Mattia] we're engrossed by the way in which a dreadful combination of faulty brain wiring and rotten luck propels each child's future, like number sequences locking into place. About The Solitude of Prime Numbers “Mesmerizing…an exquisite rendering of what one might call feelings at the subatomic level.” –The New York Times From the author of Heaven and Earth, a sensational novel about whether a “prime number” can ever truly connect with someone else A prime number is a lonely thing. Called “The Solitude of Prime Numbers,” it won Italy’s most coveted book prize, the Premio Strega. (A-) Emilia Ippolito, The Independent (UK) The Solitude of Prime Numbers is sad, dark and perfect. Directed by Saverio Costanzo. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his first novel, has sold over a million copies and was translated into thirty languages. Amazon Price New from They separate later in life and dedicate to their careers. RRP $40.99 Prime Numbers. Search: Title Author Article Search String: Write your own review of The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano, read other people's reviews and browse a book excerpt from The Solitude of Prime Numbers . The boy and girl are, indeed, somewhat like a ‘pair’ of primes. Giordano wrote The Solitude of Prime Numbers at night (as he recently described in an essay on The Huffington Post website). He was starting … Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. La Solitudine dei Numeri Prima (aka The Solitude of Prime Numbers) was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Two prime numbers are the closest possible neighbors (for primes) in the number hierarchy, but without a common factor with any other numbers or with each other. Physicist Paolo Giordano’s debut novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, won Italy’s premier literary award, the Premio Strega, in 2008. “Twin primes: pairs of prime numbers that are close to each other, almost neighbors, but between them there is always an even number … In 2008, Paolo Giordano, an Italian physi­cist in his mid-20s, published his first novel. "Mesmerizing...an exquisite rendering of what one might call feelings at the subatomic level." The two main characters, the film's lonely "prime numbers," are introduced in 1984. The Solitude of Prime Numbers hints at the scientific background of its 27-year-old Italian author. With Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Arianna Nastro, Vittorio Lomartire. 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