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What I'm going to do, I think (1969)
Larry Woiwode

A dark, serious novel about a math grad student whose life I do not envy.

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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (2 votes)

MotifMath Education,

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