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The Great Twitch T.J. Buck

The Great Twitch

T.J. Buck

Published May 3rd 2003
ISBN : 9781592864386
Paperback
262 pages
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The Great Twitch is the story of the intellectual and emotional growth of a boy genius. He is orphaned at an early age in a small farm town. Due to his orphanhood and the inability of a small-town school to deal with his genius his emotionalMoreThe Great Twitch is the story of the intellectual and emotional growth of a boy genius. He is orphaned at an early age in a small farm town. Due to his orphanhood and the inability of a small-town school to deal with his genius his emotional development is stymied by a series of foster homes and being moved ahead many grades in school rather than receiving an education suited to his superior intellect. The boy graduates high school at age 11, then moves to New York City to attend college, where he is once again left to feel out of place. After graduating college he stays on at the university working on mathematical and physics projects including some work for the government. When he learns one of the government weapons projects he worked on inadvertently led to the death of many civilians, he is unable to cope with the emotional upheaval. In a state of desperation, he leaves the academic life behind and drives cross-country to Arizona where he finds work as a carpenter. In the process of changing his surroundings and his environment, he makes an emotional and intellectual journey toward true adulthood.