Apeirogon is named, we learn, “for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides”, which is certainly a good title for a book that eludes easy categorisation (and for one that explores the furiously intractable Israel-Palestine conflict). It is a hybrid work, **neither exactly fact nor fiction**.

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## Why is Apeirogon a novel?

An apeirogon is a polygon with an infinite yet countable number of sides. This novel, divided into 1,001 fragmentary chapters — a number alluding to “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights” — **reflects the infinite complications that underlie the girls’ deaths, and the unending grief that follows**.

#### Is the book apeirogon a true story?

Colum McCann’s new novel, “Apeirogon,” is **based on an uplifting true story**. It’s about two fathers — Rami Elhanan, an Israeli, and Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian — who each lost a young daughter to senseless violence.

#### Is an Apeirogon a circle?

Classical constructive definition – A regular apeirogon can be defined as a partition of the Euclidean line E^{1} into infinitely many equal-length segments, generalizing the regular n-gon, which can be defined as **a partition of the circle S ^{1} into finitely many equal-length segments**.

#### How long is a Apeirogon?

Apeirogon is structured as **1,001 individual chapters**, some as short as a sentence, some comprising Sebald-like photographs, some merely blank spaces (a reflection of one of the mathematical theorems that underlie the novel).

#### Where does Apeirogon take place?

Colum McCann’s latest novel mystifies the **colonisation of Palestine** as a ‘complicated conflict’ between two equal sides.

## What does the title Apeirogon mean?

apeirogon (plural apeirogons) (mathematics, geometry) **A polygon having an infinite number of sides and vertices**.

#### How do you pronounce apeirogon?

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