## What does the title Apeirogon mean?

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

### Are the Apeirogon characters real?

Apeirogon is based on the real-life stories of an Israeli and Palestinian who both lost their daughters to violent deaths.

#### What is the significance of birds in Apeirogon?

Birds form the central metaphor of McCann’s seventh novel, Apeirogon, a kaleidoscopic work that centres on the real-life stories of two fathers – one Israeli, one Palestinian – both grieving for daughters killed in one of the world’s most intractable conflicts.

**What do the chapter numbers mean in Apeirogon?**

The number of chapters is a reference to the 1,001 Arabian Nights – “a ruse for life in the face of death”. The novel pivots on a single day in 2016, when the two men travel to a meeting of the Parents Circle in a Cremisan monastery in Beit Jala.

**What shape is a apeirogon?**

In geometry, an apeirogon (from the Greek words “ἄπειρος” apeiros: “infinite, boundless”, and “γωνία” gonia: “angle”) or infinite polygon is a generalized polygon with a countably infinite number of sides.

## What happens at the end of apeirogon?

Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin both lose their daughters when the girls are still young. Rami’s Smadar dies in an explosion caused by suicide bombers; Bassam’s Abir is killed by a rubber bullet. Rami is Israeli, Bassam Palestinian. They both become advocates for peace in the Middle East.

### What happens at the end of Apeirogon?

#### When was Apeirogon written?

Apeirogon (novel)

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Author | Colum McCann |

Publication date | 25 February 2020 |

Media type | Print (hardback) |

Pages | 480 |

**Where does Apeirogon take place?**

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

**What is the book Apeirogon about?**

It is based on the real-life story of a friendship between a Palestinian and an Israeli – Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian whose daughter, Abir, was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier in 2007 and Rami Elhanan, an Israeli whose daughter, Smadar, was killed in a suicide bombing in 1997.

## What is the difference between a circle and an apeirogon?

As nouns the difference between circle and apeirogon is that circle is (lb) a two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point while apeirogon is (mathematics|geometry) a polygon having an infinite number of sides and vertices.

### Is an apeirogon polygon?

In geometry, an apeirogon (from the Greek words “ἄπειρος” apeiros: “infinite, boundless”, and “γωνία” gonia: “angle”) or infinite polygon is a generalized polygon with a countably infinite number of sides. Apeirogons are the two-dimensional case of infinite polytopes.

#### What does an apeirogon look like?

In Euclidean geometry, an apeirogon is a degenerate polygon with a countably infinite number of sides. Like any polygon, it is a sequence of line segments and angles.

**Where does apeirogon take place?**

**What is an apeirogon?**

Apeirogons are the two-dimensional case of infinite polytopes . In some literature, the term “apeirogon” may refer only to the regular apeirogon, with an infinite dihedral group of symmetries.

## Is apeirogon fiction or Nonfiction?

McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. Musical, cinematic, muscular, delicate, and soaring, Apeirogon is a novel for our time.

### What is the difference between apeirogon and Polygon?

But whereas an ordinary polygon has no ends because it is a closed circuit, an apeirogon can also have no ends because you can never make the infinite number of steps needed to get to the end in either direction. Closed apeirogons also exist. They occur when the corners form sequences whose limits converge on the same point.

#### What is the plot of apeirogon?

The cover of Apeirogon actually names the book ‘Apeirogon, a Novel’ in the French style. Plot matters, but plot is juvenile: it is subservient to character and language. Writing teachers make a mistake by concentrating too much on plot.