a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A teenage boy's discovery of the joys of Euler's formula coincides with the awakening of his homosexual desires. The author's mathematical understanding is very good, and the story reminded me of young Alan Turing's crush on his schoolmate in Breaking the Code, though a bit less innocent.
The author is an actor and acting teacher from Washington DC who wrote to tell me that his "MFA thesis was called If Then and it consisted entirely of math stories."
This story was published in the Barcelona Review, an electronic literary journal whose editors say they like to publish "good, powerful, potent stuff that immediately commands attention, shows stylistic and imaginative distinction, and is literarily sound."
|More information about this work can be found at www.barcelonareview.com.|
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