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Checker and the Derailleurs (Paperback)

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Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love. The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell. But when another drummer, Eaton Striker, hears the prodigy play, he is pulled inexorably into Checker's orbit by a powerful combination of envy and admiration. Soon The Derailleurs, too, are torn apart by latent jealousies that Eaton does his utmost to bring alive.

About the Author


LIONEL SHRIVER s novels include The New Republic, the National Book Award Finalist, So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


“Shriver is a lively storyteller, and she keeps readers guessing to the end. . . . Checker and the Derailleurs, like its beguiling protagonist, is hard to forget.”
-People

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061711374
ISBN-10: 0061711373
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 319
Language: English