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Gig

The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist

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Gig by Simon Armitage
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Description

'Engaging, eccentric, hilarious, incredibly good company. A wonderwall of moments and memories . . . one of our most entertaining authors' Independent A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig, he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death, Gig is about the dream and reality of what you are, and what you might have been. 'Armitage is incapable of writing anything that is not wry, warm, witty and layered with meaning. Poignant and extraordinary' Metro 'Witty, terrific, stupendously funny' Daily Telegraph 'Profoundly affecting . . . probably the greatest joy I'll find on a page all year . . . reads like a transcript of the funniest stand-up you'll never hear' Herald 'Very, very funny . . . the kind of book you'll want to press on your friends' GQ Why not also read the companion? All Points North

Author Biography

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings
Release date Australia
May 28th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x 8 pp inset
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x21
ISBN-13
9780141021249
Product ID
2789280

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