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Cigar Box Banjo

Notes on Music and Life

Cigar Box Banjo( )
Author: Quarrington, Paul
Foreword by: Doyle, Roddy
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

In Paul Quarrington's favorite childhood recording, a boy fashions a banjo from a cigar box, pluckily sets off for a contest in the next town, and wins with a song that weaves in the sounds he hears along the way: a bluebird trilling, truck tires whining. Years later, a writer and musician himself, Quarrington is suddenly diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and begins to ponder the path his own life has taken and the music it's made along the way. Quarrington ruminates on the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Canadian
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Biography & Autobiography / Music
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:1.031 Pounds
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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