The Savant of Chelsea (Paperback)

By Suzanne Jenkins

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781492386940, 216pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2013

List Price: 10.99*
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In the French Quarter of New Orleans, the birth of a baby to a mentally ill woman marks the beginning of life for The Savant of Chelsea. An abusive childhood segues to the operating rooms of the largest medical center in New York as the gifted but unbalanced brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past. The horrific abuse and neglect of the protagonist eventually leads to the destruction of life. It is pure fiction, but the moral is that we truly reap what we sow. The reader will decide what happens after the climax. "The ending felt like a surprise...I realized how perfect was its O Henry-like irony. A mesmerizing read." ." You will see an amazingly wise and independent young girl grow into a puzzling woman genius who feels most comfortable being literally inside another's brain. You will wonder to yourself where this story could possibly go. Then as you continue on her journey with her, watch out " Contains graphic descriptions of child abuse.

About the Author

Suzanne Jenkins is the author of the Pam of Babylon series, The Greektown Trilogy. Alice's Summertime Adventure, The Savant of Chelsea and Atlas of Women. Her short story Vapor appears in Willow Review, Spring 2013. A retired operating room nurse, she lives in the woods at the west Michigan lakeshore with her husband, dogs and sheep after residing in New Jersey USA for thirty years