The Tenth Muse

Author Chung, Catherine
Year 2019
First published 2019
Publisher : Little, Brown
Number of pages 304
Edition First Hardcover Edition
ISBN 9781408709580
Keywords mathematics, academic science, women in science, literary or mainstream, historical, female scientist, scientist main character, USA or Canada


From childhood, Katherine knows she is different, and that her parents are not who they seem to be. But in becoming a mathematician, she faces the most human of problems - who is she? What is the cost of love, and what is the cost of ambition?

On her quest to conquer the Riemann hypothesis, the greatest unsolved mathematical problem of her time, she turns to a theorem with a mysterious history that holds both the lock and key to her identity, and to secrets long buried during World War II. Forced to confront some of the biggest events of the twentieth century and rethink everything she knows of herself, Katherine strives to take her place in the world of higher mathematics, reclaiming the voices of the women who came before her whose love of the language of numbers connects them across generations. (AMAZON)