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Rooster: An American Tragedy (2000)
Brian Fielding
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A gifted artist suffering from leprosy encounters Tamara Browne, a quirky former math grad student who is interested in "humanistic mathematics".

Contributed by Mike Padgett

"While this book is not based on mathematics, it is sprinkled with numberous references to Tamara Browne's humanistic mathematics. [For example,] as a graduate student, Tamara began to understand that all of life could be seen as an equation and `since every equation needed human beings for its very existence, these humans should choose very carefully the equations they wished to bring into being by starting with the end they desired and building the equation around that desired end.'

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