The Fiddler Is a Good Woman

Overview

A biography that doesn’t quite exist, about a violinist who can’t be found, as told by people who don’t agree on much.

Novelist Geoff Berner has been tasked with writing a biography of DD, a mysterious, charismatic, chimerical musician who has, it seems, dropped off the face of the earth. In the course of his search for DD, Berner interviews her friends, ex-bandmates, ex-lovers, and others. They paint such variable portraits of her that each successive attempt to describe her casts doubt on the previous testimony. As his project is taken over by the lively, infuriating, entertaining tales, a wounded, gifted, complex DD starts to emerge from all the eyewitness accounts and swear-to-god true stories.

Who is DD? Where did she go? And why didn’t that book get written? Travel through a world of knockabout musicians, chancers, and fierce women, on the trail of an inimitable artist who truly lives in the moment, for better or worse.

About the Author

Geoff Berner

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Geoff Berner

Geoff Berner is the author of Festival Man and the graphic novel We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians. A singer/songwriter and accordion player, he has released six albums and toured in seventeen countries. He lives in Vancouver.