He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem--ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him.
every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to
each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between
them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape
that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor’s mind
is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in
all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to
both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of
discovering connections between the simplest of quantities--like the
Housekeeper’s shoe size--and the universe at large, drawing their lives
ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips
The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family.