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An awkward, middleaged math teacher life stumbles (quite literally) into a sexual relationship with an unusual young woman. The character occasionally thinks in mathematical term. Towards the beginning, he thinks of how reassuring probabilities and the certainty of equations are, and by the end about how this is no longer the case. However, there is really very little explicit mathematics in the story. If not for the fact that it is interesting to compare and contrast this story with other more mathematical ones in Mauro's ouvre, I might not have included it here at all, despite the fact that it is very well written and emotionally potent. Published in Isotope 7.2, Fall/Winter 2009. 
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