Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is The Bone Man of Benares, by Terry Tarnoff, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.
Category: Memoirs & Biographies
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
In 1971, Terry Tarnoff packed a bag, a guitar and sixteen harmonicas and headed out on an eight year journey that would take him into the jungles of Africa, the mountains of India and beyond. This account of his revelatory journey is a tumultuous love story, a spiritual odyssey, and a rollicking escapade all rolled up into one. Tarnoff is a fevered, risk-taking writer with an uncanny ability to render place. The Bone Man of Benares is a lunatic bird of a book, flapping, singing, soaring, often all at the same time. It’s a wild-hearted celebration of cross-cultural discovery, a laugh-out-loud, delirious adventure that traverses the chasm of time, speaking to readers young and old about the universal need for connection.
Terry Tarnoff began his career as a writer at the tender age of twelve, when he was paid a penny a word to write phony letters to the editor of a small Milwaukee newspaper (he claims to have never matched that amount since, but that may be apocryphal). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in psychology, then embarked on an eight-year journey that took him from Europe to Africa to Asia. Those experiences became the raw material for his first novel, “The Bone Man of Benares,” which has been published in six countries and four languages, was produced as a play in San Francisco, and was optioned for a film project in Hollywood. Tarnoff’s adventures and misadventures as a screenwriter became the basis for his second novel, “The Thousand Year Journey of Tobias Parker.” His latest novel, “The Chronicle of Stolen Dreams,” explores inner space, outer space, and several spaces in between. He lives in San Francisco, where he is working on his next novel. For more information, visit www.terrytarnoff.com.
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