The Snowflake Constant
Peter Stephan Jungk
Giacopo Tigor, eponymous hero of Peter Stephan Jungk's extraordinary novel, is a professor of mathematics, a proponent of Euclidian geometry reeling from a succession of intellectual defeats sustained at the hands of the advocates of chaos theory. Unable any longer to face the life he has made, he goes AWOL in Europe, first to Paris, where he fulfils a boyhood dream to work in the theatre. But there he also experiences a vision that drives him onward to a greater quest: a journey which takes him to Mount Ararat and beyond, in search of the remains of Noah's Ark.