The Unknowns: A Novel by Gabriel RothThe Unknowns: A Novel by Gabriel Roth

The Unknowns: A Novel

byGabriel Roth

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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Eric Muller has been trying to hack the girlfriend problem for half his life. As a teenage geek, he discovered his gift for programming computers-but his attempts to understand women only confirm that he's better at writing code than connecting with human beings. Brilliant, neurotic, and lonely, Eric spends high school in the solitary glow of a screen.

By his early twenties, Eric's talent has made him a Silicon Valley millionaire. He can coax girls into bed with ironic remarks and carefully timed intimacies, but hiding behind wit and empathy gets lonely, and he fears that love will always be out of reach.

So when Eric falls for the beautiful, fiercely opinionated Maya Marcom, and she miraculously falls for him too, he's in new territory. But the more he learns about his perfect girlfriend's unresolved past, the further Eric's obsessive mind spirals into confusion and doubt. Can he reconcile his need for order and logic with the mystery and chaos of love?

This brilliant debut ushers Eric Muller-flawed, funny, irresistibly endearing-into the pantheon of unlikely heroes. With an unblinking eye for the absurdities and horrors of contemporary life, Gabriel Roth gives us a hilarious and heartbreaking meditation on self consciousness, memory, and love.

Gabriel Rothwas a reporter and editor at theSan Francisco Bay Guardianand now works as a writer and software developer. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
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Title:The Unknowns: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316223301

ISBN - 13:9780316223300

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"[Eric's] analytic mind, so useful in the world of computers, hinders his human interactions in the real world, especially with the fairer sex.... He perceives dating with an omniscience reminiscent of Neo from The Matrix.... the book crackles with commentary, one part post-structuralism and one part observational comedy, on how we interact in 2013."-Daily Beast