GRAY MATTER by GARY BRAVER
Rachel Whitman has everything. She's young, attractive, and
affluent. Her husband is the brilliant CEO of his own
company. They have a big new house in a flossy Boston
suburb. They have all the brand-name "toys" that go along
with wealth. And they have a gorgeous, sweet little six-
year-old son named Dylan.
But Dylan has learning disabilities. Although intelligence
isn't everything, Rachel lives in a community where the
rewards for brainpower are conspicuous. She fears her son
will grow up never fully appreciating the wonders of life.
Like so many middle-class parents who would do anything to
improve life for their children-whether it means fixing
hair, teeth, or nose-Rachel cannot accept that her child is
less than perfect.
Tortured by the idea that something she did in the past
caused Dylan's problems, Rachel becomes obsessed with a
secret and expensive medical procedure that claims to turn
slow children into geniuses.
Should she and her husband sacrifice their new fortune on
the risky, experimental procedure for the sake of their
son's happiness? Unaware of the real consequences of the
brain enhancement procedure, Rachel can't know that the
costs of the operation go far beyond financial ones.
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