Jimmy Kozlowski has a regular gig playing Paul McCartney in the Beatles tribute band, Help . The band is part of a cottage industry built around mimicry, where each group strives to be the ultimate Fake Fab Four. And none strives harder than Help , thanks to Gene Klein, its John Lennon and leader. Gene's just gotten his Medicare card and spends much of his time caring for his ailing mother. But he hasn't lost a step on guitar or vocals, and is determined to take Help to the top, his goal being to perform in Liverpool one day. Though the notion of the UK clamoring for a group of Long Islanders with fake British accents seems far-fetched, Gene has a plan. Unlike his boss, Jimmy has limited bandwidth for high-quality Beatle wigs or bespoke Nehru jackets. He works a straight job, entertains at a nursing home, and yearns to connect with the daughter he's never met. He also wants a shot at recording and performing his own original compositions. No matter the odds, Jimmy is determined to realize his creative dreams, even if it means burying Paul in the process. I Buried Paul is a love letter to the power of music, a humorous yet moving exploration of the sacrifices its disciples are willing to make in service to its magic.
About the Author
Bruce Ferber is the author of two previous novels, Elevating Overman and the Foreword Gold Prizewinner Cascade Falls. He also edited the nonfiction anthology The Way We Work: On the Job in Hollywood. Prior to writing books, Ferber built a long and successful career as a writer-producer for television comedy. A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, his credits include Bosom Buddies, Coach, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, and Home Improvement, where he served as Executive Producer and showrunner. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, large dog, many musical instruments and, of course, every Beatles album.