Dead Brilliant by Christopher WardDead Brilliant by Christopher Ward

Dead Brilliant

byChristopher Ward

Paperback | December 16, 2013

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Dying is the best way to revive your musical career . even if you're not really dead.

It's all slipping away from Roc Molotov - his band, his girlfriend, and worst of all, his ability to play the game demanded by the star-making machinery of the music business. When the best record he's ever made is about to pass unnoticed, his oldest friend and manager, Uncle Strange, concocts the perfect scheme. Roc will fake his death, on MTV, in front of millions of viewers, assuring massive success on his latest project and the ability to create a body of "posthumous" songs to feed the grieving fans and satisfy his still-active artistic imagination. The plan works to perfection, but the ever-restless Roc finds that being dead has its limitations in this novel that's sex, death, and rock n' roll, played in a satirical key.

Christopher Ward, Canada's original MuchMusic VJ, wrote the worldwide No. 1 hit "Black Velvet." His songs have been recorded by Diana Ross, The Backstreet Boys, and many others, and he's been seen as a judge on YTV's The Next Star. Ward is also the author of Mac in the City of Light. He lives in Toronto.
Title:Dead BrilliantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:145970617X

ISBN - 13:9781459706170


Editorial Reviews

Christopher Ward's Dead Brilliant is a full tilt insider's take on that enduring institution known as rock and roll. Turn your sound system to the max and settle in for a wild and woolly ride. - Brad Smith, author of Shoot the Dog, and Crow's Landing