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The Four Colors of Summer (2011)
Tefcros Michaelides
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Multi-generational love stories are interwoven with the history of the Four Color Theorem, including the controversies surrounding its computer-assisted proof.

This novel was published in Greek and (AFAIK) it has not yet been translated into any other languages. Since I cannot read Greek, I must admit that I have not read this book myself. I am grateful to Vijay Fafat for bringing it to my attention.

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GenreHistorical Fiction,
MotifProving Theorems, Female Mathematicians, Religion,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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