THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
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Where do you go when you are too far away from home to return?
Jonny Valentine is an eleven-year-old child prodigy with the voice of an angel and a mother who managed to capture his talent and run with it all the way to the bank. This does not make Jane mother of the year but her ability to tap into a market ripe with cash flow is her brilliance and control her mantra.
There are chefs, bodyguards, and more entourage than Jonny could have ever imagined possible when he started out and still cannot take it all in. Growing up in the spotlight creates an illusion of grandeur it is hard to keep someone regular when like Jonny they are truly extraordinary. People come and go in Jonny’s life, some leaving positive impressions while others provide experiences best not repeated. Jonny must live life in a fish bowl where every move is magnified, and every image reprinted with a caption designed to suit the moment.
All the while Jonny sings for his fans, serves to satisfy the masses depending on him for an income and searching for real relationships where he can find them. Jonny also sets out to seek solace from the one man missing in his life, his father. Chasing memories does not always allow you to make them stay.