Checker and the Derailleurs
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Checker and the Derailleurs

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061711373
  • 9780061711374
  • 215,370

Review quote

"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
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Rating details

287 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 18% (52)
4 37% (107)
3 28% (79)
2 11% (32)
1 6% (17)
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