This is the kind of novel that leaves you with a full feeling, the feeling that you don't want to read another for a while because you will be still thinking about this one, still living through the experience it has been to read it. An experience of the life of a mathematical genius of the Euclidean variety whose world crumbles when his theories about order in the universe (as shown in the snowflake constant) are shattered by a new theory of chaos. Tigor gives up his academic career and embarks on a mystical quest that is at the same time a quest for the home he never had. It ends on Mt. Ararat in a search for Noah's ark. Along the way Tigor works in a theater in Paris and teaches school in Armenia. Jungk's novel is influenced by Franz Werfel (of whom he wrote a great biography) and Beckett, but he writes in a style all his own. It's not always easy to read because life is not always easily lived, but it is a beautiful full book.