When you think of 1968, you may think of places like San Francisco or Chicago. But Ryan Walsh is here to tell you that many of the strangest threads of counter-culture back then flowed through the city of Boston.
His new book ASTRAL WEEKS takes you on an epic tour of this weird, wild, unsettling time in American history, seen through a cast of characters that includes everyone from Van Morrison to Timothy Leary and Chevy Chase to Andrew Weil. It's a book about music, cults, drugs, The Thomas Crown Affair, and the Boston Strangler, with stories that are as strange as the era itself. You'll read about Mark Frechette, who was literally plucked off a street corner to star in a Hollywood movie -- and later became a bank robber. Or how about the band Orpheus, which found that their producer was hiring imitation bands to play tour dates for them?
Intrigued? Well, buckle up, because you ain't seen nothing yet.
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Brian Freeman, host of TRUE STORY, is an award-winning author of psychological thrillers. His novel THE NIGHT BIRD was one of the top 20 Kindle bestsellers of 2017. Find out more about him at bfreemanbooks.com.
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