Apostolos Doxiadis

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture (2000) tells the tale of brilliant mathematician Petros Papachristos, who devotes his life to solving a notoriously difficult problem. His young nephew’s passion to unearth his secret leads to a fascinating denouement which reveals the full existential grandeur of Petros’s dream and the deep mystery of mathematics. This moving novel is an international bestseller, currently translated in twenty-five languages. Together with a handful of other books it is credited with the invention of ‘mathematical fiction’.

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