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.
The Fiddler Is a Good Woman
A biography that doesnâ€™t quite exist, about a violinist who canâ€™t be found, as told by people who donâ€™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 didnâ€™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.