Literature Geoff Berner Festival Man

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Festival Man

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Maverick music manager Campbell Ouiniette makes a final destructive bid for glory at the Calgary Folk Festival.

Travel in the entertaining company of a man made of equal parts bullshit and inspiration, in what is ultimately a twisted panegyric to the power of strange music to change people from the inside out.

At turns funny and strangely sobering, this "found memoir" is a picaresque tale of inspired, heroic deceit, incompetence, and – just possibly – triumph. Follow the flailing escapades of maverick music manager Campbell Ouiniette at the Calgary Folk Festival, as he leaves a trail of empty liquor bottles, cigarette butts, bruised egos, and obliterated relationships behind him. His top headlining act has abandoned him for the Big Time. In a fit of self-delusion or pure genius (or perhaps a bit of both), Ouiniette devises an intricate scam, a last hurrah in an attempt to redeem himself in the eyes of his girlfriend, the music industry, and the rest of the world. He reveals his path of destruction in his own transparently self-justifying, explosive, profane words, with digressions into the Edmonton hardcore punk rock scene, the Yugoslavian Civil War, and other epicentres of chaos.

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About the Author :

Geoff Berner graduated from the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, where he received the Harry and Hilda Smith Foundation scholarship for top undergraduate student. He has written TV scripts for Sesame Street. Signed to Mint Records, he is an international touring singer/songwriter/accordionist who has played in eighteen countries. He lives in Vancouver.

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Spare and pointed, yet willfully ticklish, Geoff Berner's fictional debut chimes with summer truths and rock and roll lies. A great companion to any Canadian road trip going from here to there.

(Dave Bidini)

The best rock 'n' roll novel since Whale Music.

(Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall)

A demented part of me hopes the suction cups hanging Mr. Geoff Berner to the side of the planet will lose their grip and that he, and his manuscript, will hurl off. Because then I can steal a bunch of his lines – lines I would have written if only I'd thought of them myself. (I'm a huge fan. I was laughing out loud even before I started reading his book – and he hasn't disappointed me.)

(Susan Musgrave author of Kiss Tickle Cuddle Hug and You’re in Canada Now, Motherfucker)

I've known Geoff Berner was one of Canada's best writers since discovering his deliciously twisted, sobering, smart smart smart, and whiskey-soaked lyrics years back. In Festival Man, he cuts a swath through the music scene with an antic and destructively hilarious scythe. This novel is so subversively good, so profanely sacred, with its global savvy and deluded genius anti-hero, that I'm torn between hiding it from my 13-year-old son (a Berner fan) or propping it up against his cereal bowl.

(Zsuzsi Gartner author of the Giller Prize-nominated Better Living Through Plastic Explosives)

If I ever rise up out of prison, the first thing I am going to do is buy Geoff Berner's book. Well, maybe the second thing...

(Stephen Reid author of Jackrabbit Parole and A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden)

A blind sleigh ride through more of the music business – with a side of Canadian-eh? good-natured desperation – than most decent readers might be bargaining for. Warning, amid the fun and frolic there is much to fear here!

(Dennis. E. Bolen author of Anticipate Results and Kasploit!)

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