The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart

The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart

The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart is a fast-paced journey from betrayal through violence and danger…toward an unknown future.

The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart, a new novel by Timothy F, Schmand.

We meet Benny Taggart when his anger erupts as a student in a middle school just outside of Buffalo, New York. His explosive reactions to bullying and brutality propel him through the portal of a failing juvenile 'justice' system. Here Benny perfects his “bad” persona, masking insecurities which are only compounded by a devastating tragedy. Thrust toward adulthood with a few missing pieces, we follow ‘Bad’ Benny on an odyssey to find a father he never met, following clues he may have imagined, all of which point toward Miami. Benny Taggart becomes Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield seen through Alice’s looking glass. This late 20th century American coming-of-age journey is far from a straight path. Faced with larger-than-life danger and confronted by mysterious folk he never could have imagined, Benny wrestles his way toward whatever adulthood may bring. Filled with a cast of unique American characters, The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart is a fast-paced journey from betrayal through violence and danger…toward an unknown future.

 

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The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart is a new novel by Timothy F. Schmand.

We meet Benny Taggart when his anger erupts as a student in a middle school just outside of Buffalo, New York. His explosive reactions to bullying and brutality propel him through the portal of a failing juvenile ‘justice’ system. Here Benny perfects his “bad” persona. He masks insecurities which are only compounded by a devastating tragedy. Then, thrust toward adulthood with a few missing pieces, we follow ‘Bad’ Benny on an odyssey to find a father he never met. He follows clues he may have imagined, all of which point toward Miami.

Benny Taggart becomes Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield seen through Alice’s looking glass.

This late 20th century American coming-of-age journey is far from a straight path. Faced with larger-than-life danger and confronted by mysterious folk he never could have imagined, Benny wrestles his way toward whatever adulthood may bring.

Filled with a cast of unique American characters, The True Tales of Bad Benny Taggart is a fast-paced journey from betrayal through violence and danger…toward an unknown future.

About Timothy Schmand

Timothy Schmand fled upstate New York’s oppressive winters and settled in South Florida in 1982. He has spent the ensuing decades immersed in the human experiment known as “Miami.”

Schmand’s award winning fiction has appeared in literary journals, popular magazines and anthologies, regionally and internationally. His novel Just Johnson: The London Delivery was published in 2016 by Jitney Books, a micro-publisher celebrating the best of Miami’s literary talent.

Also, he holds an MFA from Vermont College.

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ISBN: 9781733509329
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