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The Resource Never say goodbye : a memoir, Quentin Rowan ; illustrations by Josh Bayer

Never say goodbye : a memoir, Quentin Rowan ; illustrations by Josh Bayer

Label
Never say goodbye : a memoir
Title
Never say goodbye
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Quentin Rowan ; illustrations by Josh Bayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A powerful coming-of-age story as well as an in-depth examination of a long period of transgression, Never Say Goodbye is simultaneously a memoir and an unflinching confession. Beginning with his earliest memories of childhood theft and cheating, the author traces his path through juvenile delinquency and adolescent drug addiction to the solace he initially found in writing and other creative outlets. When he achieves sobriety at the age of 20, however, insecurity about his early writing success begins to cloud his judgment and Rowan turns more and more frequently to stealing words from other authors. The narrative follows Rowan's attempts to navigate life in his early twenties, while he is simultaneously trying to become a well-known writer and not get found out. It describes the difficulty of leading a normal and honest life while keeping such a huge secret from friends and family, and culminates with the author's descent into infamy. Five days after the publication of his debut novel, the book is withdrawn by publisher Little, Brown after a barrage of media reports that large parts of it have been plagiarized from the work of other writers, The entire cancer of Rowan's deception is revealed, and he is left to pick up the pieces and find a way to go on. Ultimately, the writing of this book - and the rediscovery of his own creative gifts - proves to be Quentin Rowan's redemption"--
  • "This memoir of a plagiarist, whose debut novel was withdrawn amid a hailstorm of accusations in 2011, depicts a promising writer's spiral into disgrace and charts his rebirth as a writer"--
Summary
"This memoir of a plagiarist, whose debut novel was withdrawn amid a hailstorm of accusations in 2011, depicts a promising writer's spiral into disgrace and charts his rebirth as a writer"--
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10158066
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowan, Quentin
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A7542
LC item number
Z46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowan, Quentin
  • Authors, American
  • Plagiarism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
Never say goodbye : a memoir, Quentin Rowan ; illustrations by Josh Bayer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2012020085
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9781891241581
Lccn
2012020085
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Never say goodbye : a memoir, Quentin Rowan ; illustrations by Josh Bayer
Publication
Control code
2012020085
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9781891241581
Lccn
2012020085
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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