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The Mathematics of Friedrich Gauss (2012)
D.W. Wilson

A math teacher compares his life with that of the great German mathematician C.F. Gauss as he ponders his own marital difficulties.

This short story appears in the anthology "Once You Break a Knuckle" which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas prize.

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