Black Opal Books
On Sale: October 11, 2014
Featuring: Darold A. Treffert; Gavin Weaver
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Fiction | Literature and Fiction
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
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.
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