In this magical realism thriller involving a father and his teenage son, the couple's lives spiral into chaos when the boy stumbles across a curious item belonging to an 18th century genius, Leonhard
Euler. Unexpectedly, the resulting flashes of brilliance experienced by the boy bring few benefits in school and lead instead to a series of mishaps including a disaster at his father's investment firm.
In spite of the misfortunes, the son's flares of ingenuity make the father -a Wall Street executive and a man impressed only by the strength of one's mind- change his perception of the boy as a weakling and set the two's troubled relationship on a healing course.
This change may be coming too late, however; the boy is missing and quite possibly in harm's way ...
The novel sends the reader on an exciting, bumpy path through the son's humorous tribulations at his Manhattan high school, a singular Wall Street business of blind bidding, and the mind of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), a mathematician historically known to have lost an eye due to mental exertion.
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