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Cigar Box Banjo

Notes on Music and Life

by Paul Quarrington, foreword by Roddy Doyle

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Paul Quarrington

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Roddy Doyle is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and a memoir. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin.

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Editorial Reviews

A layered, rambling, deceptively casual mixture of music history, coming-of-age narrative and reflection on mortality. —Globe & Mail


This is a rich and life-affirming story that will please avid music fans and anyone who is interested in learning about living a life of joy in the face of death. —Diane Prokop, Portland Book Review


It's doubtful we will see a better memoir this year than Paul Quarrington's Cigar Box Banjo . . . He doesn't shy away from exploring in detail his own dark journey toward death, but the path is illuminated with humour, courage, [and] generosity. —Waterloo Region Record


Quarrington died in the early days of 2010. It'll take years to fully appreciate his contribution. Start now, with this excellent memoir on his musical life first, his approaching death second. —Telegraph-Journal


A joy to read . . . Cigar Box Banjo is the perfect testament to the man, and to his work. He will be missed. —Georgia Straight

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