Checker and the Derailleurs

A Novel

by Lionel Shriver

On Sale: 08/04/2009

Checker and the Derailleurs

A Novel

by Lionel Shriver

On Sale: 08/04/2009

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About the Book

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.

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Critical Praise

“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
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/04/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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