Prodigious Savant by J. J. White

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According to Dr. Darold A. Treffert of the University of Wisconsin, there are fewer than one hundred reported cases of prodigious savants in the world. Those few who possess the savant syndrome all have an island of brilliance that allows them to excel in some remarkable talent. Unfortunately, they all share various developmental disabilities.

In Burlington, Vermont, 1962, seventeen-year-old Gavin Weaver survives a dreadful explosion, six hours of brain surgery, and thirty days in a coma, to awake possessing not just one savant talent, but several, including art, music, mathematics, and memory—and all without suffering any of the usual mental disabilities associated with head trauma.

The odds are slim that Gavin will survive both the internal and external conflicts, which keep him from the one thing he wants most, the girl he’s loved since childhood.
 

About J. J. White

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J. J. White was born in Burlington, Vermont but has lived most of his life on the Space Coast of Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and has spent most of his career as an engineer. He has penned seven novels and over two hundred short stories since he began writing. He has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Nine Hole League, is set to be published soon in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Volume 14. He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer’s Digest. He was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece Tour Bus. He enjoys writing, surfing, golf and tennis. White lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife, editor, and typist, Pamela. 
 
Published October 11, 2014 by Black Opal Books. 250 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jeanie Loiacono 9 Nov 2014

From the beginning to the last word, JJ White has you glued to the couch. You seriously have no idea what is going to happen next, but you have to find out or go mad. I knew savants were exceptiona...

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