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Goebel, Joey 1980-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 77 publications in 10 languages and 880 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Circus films  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror films  Satire  Political fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joey Goebel
Torture the artist : a novel by Joey Goebel( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Spinetti is the archetypal tortured artist-a sensitive young writer who suffers from alienation, parental neglect, poverty, depression, alcoholism, illness, nervous breakdowns, and unrequited love. However, he is unaware that these torments are due to the secret manipulations of New Renaissance, an experimental organization that hopes to improve mindless main-stream culture by raising writers who emphasize artistic quality over commerce. New Renaissance hires ex-musician Harlan Eiffler to manipulate its most promising prodigy, Vincent. Wickedly antisocial and disgusted by what passes for entertainment in the twenty-first century, Harlan ensures that Vincent remains a true artist. He poses as Vincent's manager and nurtures his career, all the while continuing to torture him. Smart, funny, and poignant, Torture the Artist examines the timeless idea that true art can only result from suffering. About the author: Joey Goebel was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky. He has a B.A. in English from Brescia University. He is the author of The Anomalies and former lead singer of the Mullets and Novembrists
The anomalies : a novel by Joey Goebel( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Anomalies is the story of five quirky nonconformists who come together to make rock music in their small Midwestern town primarily inhabited by tiny-minded, walking stereotypes." "Twenty-four-year-old Luster, who lives in the ghetto with his crack-dealing brothers, wants the ultimate form of the American dream - rock stardom. Sex-crazed Opal lives for partying despite being eighty. Adorable eight-year-old Ember hates the world and wants to destroy it. Forty-something Iraqi Ray loves Americans even though he fought them in the Gulf War. Aurora deplores young people, although she is a pretty, Satan-worshipping teenager." "And now these misfits have formed a band - a band so different, so utterly unpredictable that they might just be able to slip between a crack, rise above their small-town existence, tour the world, and in the process make us all reconsider our tired conventions."--Jacket
Commonwealth : a novel by Joey Goebel( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somewhere in the middle of America dwells Blue Gene Mapother, a mullet-headed patriot who staunchly supports the American war effort without question. Besides his patriotism, little enlivens Blue Gene except for pro wrestling, cigarettes, and any instance in which he thinks his masculinity is at stake. Nothing out of the ordinary there-except that he hails from the eleventh wealthiest family in the country." "Long estranged from the rest of the Mapothers, Blue Gene is called back into the fold after his mother, a fanatical Christian socialite, has a dream in which she sees her oldest son, the handsome but anxious John Hurstbourne Mapother, becoming an apocalyptic world savior - or, in this case, a United States congressman. Asked to add a little common man credibility to his brother's campaign, Blue Gene is happy to help - that is, until a charming, politically-savvy, punk rock girl encourages him to really ponder, for the first time in his life, why his family's interests don't always line up with his own." "With his trademark combination of searing wit and genuine sentiment, Joey Goebel's Commonwealth captures the many faces of Middle America-from flea markets to mansions to gigantic Wal-Marts-and lays bare the bizarre relationship between the"high"and "low" classes of our (sometimes) great nation."--Jacket
Ich gegen Osborne : Roman by Joey Goebel( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seul contre Osbourne : roman by Joey Goebel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freaks by Joey Goebel( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torturaţi-l pe artist : [roman] by Joey Goebel( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über das Erzählen - sechzig Jahre Diogenes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freaks by Tod Browning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
Anomalii : [roman] by Joey Goebel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torture the Artist Performance : nach Motiven des Romans von Joey Goebel : ein Projekt von Alexander Giesche( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anormaller by Joey Goebel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Goebel, Adam Joseph 1980-

Joey Goebel American musician

Joey Goebel Amerikaans romanschrijver

Joey Goebel músico estadounidense

Joey Goebel US-amerikanischer Autor

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