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Coincidence (A novel) [AKA The Coincidence Authority] (2013)
J.W. Ironmoger

A woman who feels her life was guided by a sequence of inexplicable coincidences seeks the advice of Thomas Post, an expert on mathematics and philosophy of "coincidence science". Apparently, Post is the sort of anti-social and dry character that is familiar to readers of mathematical fiction, and he attempts to use mathematics and science to demonstrate that coincidence does not exist.

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MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Math as Cold/Dry/Useless,

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