The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything

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Harper Paperbacks
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5.4 X 7.6 X 1.4 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Kara Gnodde was born in Johannesburg and raised on a diet of Dr. Seuss and no TV. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, she joined Saatchi & Saatchi in London as a strategic planner -- work that required head and heart, her favorite kind. She lived in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore before settling back in the UK with her husband and three children. A discussion on the radio about a math problem that could change the world, or perhaps just help keep her desk tidy, gave her a place to start The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything, her debut novel.


"If this novel about mathematicians were a math problem, and Kara Gnodde set out to prove that love is varied, unpredictable, and infinite in its capacity to expand, then she's done it. I adored this quirky, big-hearted book." -- Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes

"Gorgeous." -- Rosie Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of The Love of My Life and Ghosted

"The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything is a moving exploration of the bond between siblings and the long shadow of tragic events on the way they navigate relationships. It's also a compelling novel about the many ways that we protect the people we love."
-- Balli Kaur Jaswal, author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and Now You See Us

"A delightfully clever tale of first love, loss and an unforgettable sibling relationship." -- Marianne Cronin, author of The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

"The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything is such a special novel. Tender, unique and uplifting, it explores sibling love, romantic love and the love between friends. Such an accomplished debut." -- Beth O'Leary, internationally bestselling author of The Flatshare and The No-Show

"Kara Gnodde's debut novel is an exquisite piece of writing that is as intricate and beautiful as mathematics itself. Do not miss this one." -- Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script

"A perfectly balanced equation of head and heart. I fell in love with Mimi and Art, and the smart, funny, tender world that Gnodde creates. My book of the year." -- Kate Weinberg, author of The Truants

"Sorrow, warmth, and tension mix in this unique and compelling novel." -- Booklist

"A spirited debut. . . . Readers will be rewarded." -- Publishers Weekly