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The Goddess of Small Victories (excerpt)

Yannick Grannec

Yannick Grannec is a graphic

designer, art director, professor of

fine arts, and mathematics

enthusiast. She lives in Saint-Paul

de Vence, France.

The Goddess of Small Victories

is

her first novel. In it the widow of mathmetician Kurt Gödel

tells her side of the story, fleeing from the Nazi's, Princeton

right after the war, the pressures of McCarthyism, the end

of the positivist ideal, and the advent of nuclear weapons,

in this utterly warm and fascinating, humane and

disarming narrative of a complex set of people and times.

Translated from the French by Willard Wood.