About the Book
Author: Doug E. Jones
Number of Pages: 355
Synopsis: Nowhere To Goa is a travel adventure novel that takes off when Scott, a studious sophomore at Northwestern University, flies halfway around the world to bring home his troublesome twin brother who has just been released from jail in India after a run-in with the law; something to do with a bhang lassi, a rickshaw, and a holy cow!
But when his brother proves hard to reel in, Scott’s three day jaunt turns into an epic journey, taking him from the islands of Thailand to the mountains of Nepal, from India’s Pushkar Camel Fair to the sacred Ganges River, and ultimately to the balmy beaches lining the Arabian Sea, where the story reaches its climatic finish at one of Goa’s infamous Full Moon Parties.
In trying to find his brother, Scott loses himself in the pursuit of knowledge, purpose, and love as he hitches a hedonistic ride on South East Asia’s backpacker scene and the quest for the endless summer that has him questioning everything he has—and hasn’t learned.
The author graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. He has worked overseas in Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica and traveled extensively in Thailand, Nepal, and India where this novel takes place.
Back in the States, he wrote for the TV show Charmed.
Nowhere To Goa is his first novel.
Check him out at nowheretogoa.com.
Scott and Mike are twins, but about as different as night and day. Scott is a responsible college student who has his future planned out. Mike, on the other hand, is wild and carefree. He takes life one day at a time and he's never met a party he didn't like. So when Mike decides to head to India to attend a Full Moon party Scott and their parents aren't surprised when they receive a call from India saying Mike's in jail. Now, Scott must make the journey to retrieve his brother and make it back to the States before fall classes begin. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong...
What should have only taken Scott a few days turns into a seemingly endless quest through Thailand, India, and Nepal to locate Mike before those seeking revenge find him first. Scott uncovers more questions than answers, not just about his brother's whereabouts, but about life in general.
Nowhere to Goa is an intriguing well contrived tale full of striking details that allow the reader to visualize the people and places as though they are experiencing the journey firsthand. Adequately developed characters and a plot that's filled with surprises make Nowhere to Goa a thoroughly entertaining read.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.