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Cigar Box Banjo

Notes on Music and Life

Cigar Box Banjo( )
Author: Quarrington, Paul
Foreword by: Doyle, Roddy
Publication Date:Jul 2011
Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and musician Paul Quarrington was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in summer 2009. Looking death in the face, he decided to go out singing, throwing everything he had into his work and demonstrating a creative energy that belied his illness. He performed with his band, recorded two new albums, and completed this eclectic, funny, and moving memoir of a life lived in music and words. Quarrington ruminates on the bands of his childhood; his...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Music
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Cancer
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.97 x 21.565 x 1.651 cm
Book Weight:0.341 Kilograms
Author Biography
Quarrington, Paul (Author)
Paul Quarrington was born July 22, 1953, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Toronto, from 1970 to 1972 and graduated from the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. Besides writing novels, he also wrote for television, film and the stage. Quarrington has won numerous awards for his work including the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters, most promising new writer in 1986; the Periodical Distributors of Canada Authors Award; the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 1987 for King Leary; the Governor General's Literary Award for English Language Fiction in Canada in 1989 for Whale Music; and the Matt Cohen Prize for a distinguished lifetime contribution to Canadian literature in 2009. He died of lung cancer on January 21, 2010 at the age of 56.


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