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SƆRAMBLƎD: A Novel
By Neil Sturomski
SƆRAMBLƎD exemplifies the struggles faced by many individuals with learning disabilities. Its main character – Matt Walsh – is a twenty-something adult whose learning disability is the root cause of persistent angst, frustration and turmoil as he tries desperately to achieve, to succeed both in his career – and in his personal life.
The novel attempts to describe Matt’s inner-most thoughts as he works to better himself and overcome his skill deficits. His anxiety – and life’s common distractions – often get the better of him as he strives to move up the ladder toward career security.
In addition to coping with his work-related issues, Matt has fallen in love with Sarah – a beautiful and talented woman with a budding medical career. She is fully aware of Matt’s learning issues, loves him for his perseverance and his innate talents, and supports his desire and efforts at improvement. But, Matt’s love for Sarah causes him additional anxiety. He needlessly worries that he can’t meet her expectations. And he fears moving forward with her until he can provide financially for her and the family they both want.
The pages of SƆRAMBLƎD will show you how Matt perseverates on his difficulties. You’ll meet individuals who play a role in Matt’s life, realize the opportunities they present, and learn how Matt reacts to them. You’ll see how his strength of will helps him succeed and how his fears almost undo all of his hard work. And you’ll see how his intense love for Sarah both energizes and nearly paralyzes him. In the end, does Matt truly succeed? Is he able to gain control over his learning, his career, his personal life? These questions, and more, are all answered in “SƆRAMBLƎD”.