The Indian Clerk: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 10, 2010 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Based on the remarkable true story of G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, and populated with such luminaries such as D. H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Indian Clerk takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world. A literary masterpiece, it appeared on four bestseller lists, including the Los Angeles Times, and received dazzling reviews from every major publication in the country.

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Set at Cambridge University in the early 20th century, this ambitious new historical novel from the author ofThe Lost Language of Cranes is based on the life of English mathematician G.H. Hardy and ... Read full review

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This was one of my favorite books of the last few years, and one of the few books that every one of the participants in my book club liked as well. Leavitt even makes the math interesting.

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David Leavitt is the author of several novels, including The Body of Jonah Boyd, While England Sleeps, and Equal Affections. A recipient of fellowships from both the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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