|Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel “Flowers for Algernon,” died June 15 at his South Florida home of complications from pneumonia, his family said. He was 86.
“Flowers for Algernon,” which Keyes initially wrote as a short story, goes inside the head of Charlie Gordon, a man with an IQ of 68 who is painfully aware of his mental limits and yearns to be smart.
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