Berkos, Peter Tpito the Third Twin

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Tpito the Third Twin

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The Garrisen twins, Gregory and Glenn, are driving north on California highway 99. A massive wheel flies off a southbound truck, careens across the meridian, and crashes into the driver's side window, crushing Glenn's skull. The car goes into a spin, throwing Gregory onto the highway. He is struck repeatedly by many cars.

The twins are flown by helicopter to the Sandentell Trauma Center, on the outskirts of Visalia. Glenn is brain dead and Gregory has massive internal injuries. His death is imminent.

Three doctors at the center, who have been experimenting with "whole-body" transplantation on animals for twenty years, view the arrival of the two young men as providen-tial, offering them the opportunity to advance scientific research to the next plateau, human "whole-body" transplantation.

The twin's parents and Gregory's wife, grasping at straws, agree to the unprecedented surgery in the hope that one of the young men will continue with his life.

The surgery is a success. Gregory's head and brain function, with his persona intact, on Glenn's body. Then, "trait transfer" sets in. Gregory begins to sense that his twin brother's characteristics are affecting his own behavior. He struggles against his brother's intrusion. An internal, emo-tional tug of war develops. It escalates to a level that shocks the brain and progresses to a state resembling a frontal lobotomy. Gregory's brain is stripped of his memory, his intellect, his faculties, motor skills, and the capacity of speech. He regresses to the level of a newborn child, the third twin.

The book traces the progression of the infant/man, (Tpito), from a crawling, mewling, frightened baby to husband, father of twins and featured speaker in Oslo, Sweden during the presentation of the Nobel Prize to the three doctors of the Sandentell Trauma Center.

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Gregory was celibate. His twin brother, Glenn was a lustful womanizer. Transplanting Gregory's head onto Glenn's body results in a creature with no memory, no intellect and devoid of faculties, a man child.

About the Author:

Peter Berkos was born in Cicero, Illinois. After serving in the United States Air Force during World War II, he directed dramatic shows on radio, stage and television in Chicago. In 1950 he moved to Hollywood, California and began a movie career at Universal Studios. Berkos won the Academy Award in 1975 for his work as Sound Designer on The Hindenburg. In 1995 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers. His writing credits include two novels, Tpito the 'Third Twin, and The Double Double-cross; a two act play, Harmony; several short stories; and a special book in tribute to his late wife, The Memoirs and Reflections of Sally Ann Berkos.

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