Checker and the Derailleurs: A Novel

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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.

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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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Author Lionel Shriver
Publisher Harper Perennial
Page Count 368pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8
Publication Notes Softcover
Publication Date August 4, 2009
ISBN 978-0061711374

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