The Traveler's Tale begins in a small village in Turkey where the protagonist, Jefferson Cooper, finds himself (despite himself ). He has no idea why he is there, nor who he is. An apparent victim of some sort of selective amnesia, with a suitcase full of money and demonstrably a shady past, he sets out on a voyage of self-discovery. He travels to Istanbul, Mumbai, and Kerala, meeting all manner of people who seem to know him so much better than he knows himself. Along the way, he falls in love with a slender, ethereal person who keeps reappearing just when he seems on the brink of total desperation. It is Miryam who leads him to a realization of who he is and to his long-sought redemption.
About the author
Fluent in five languages, a graduate of McGill University, widely travelled Byron Ayanoglu is the author of twelve books: fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and restaurant guides as well as fourteen stage plays, including Ordinaryman. He has worked in film and TV, including co-host of Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Greek Islands Episode, 2008, host of Roadside Restaurants, a ninety-minute restaurant-cooking show for PBS, 1997. He is also the writer and producer of Faces of Myth (2004), Mimetoliths (2006), Shapeshifter (2007), and MasterClass with Walter Lassally (2008).