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The Resource Festival man, Geoff Berner

Festival man, Geoff Berner

Label
Festival man
Title
Festival man
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Berner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, expulsive, profane words, with digressions into the Edmonton hardcore punk rock scene, the Yugoslavian Civil War, and other epicentres of chaos
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10273565
Cataloging source
NLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berner, Geoff
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Music agents
  • Folk festivals
  • Men/women relations
  • Music industry and trade
  • Drug use
  • Sexuality
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
Target audience
adult
Label
Festival man, Geoff Berner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn817579537
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781459707245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)817579537
Label
Festival man, Geoff Berner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn817579537
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781459707245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)817579537

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