The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

the rosie projectThe Rosie Project is narrated by Don Tillman, a genetics professor at an Australian university who decides suddenly one day that he is ready to get married.  Don sets about finding a wife in the most methodological way possible: by creating a long, specific survey of multiple-choice questions that he distributes to every woman he meets.  This approach is slow to yield results, but Don is determined to persist — until, that is, a wholly unsuitable woman named Rosie knocks on his door and asks for his help finding her biological father.

Quote:
“‘Professor Tillman. Most of us here are not scientists, so you may need to be a little less technical.’  This sort of thing is incredibly annoying.  People can tell you the supposed characteristics of a Gemini or a Taurus and will spend five days watching a cricket match, but cannot find the interest or the time to learn the basics of what they, as humans, are made up of.”

Author:
The Rosie Project was Graeme Simsion‘s first novel.  Its sequel, The Rosie Effect, was published in 2014.  Simsion lives in Australia with his family.

Published:  2013
Length:  292 pages
Set in:  Australia

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