I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay

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Okay are a Canadian indie/rock band who sound a little like the Velvet Underground on quarter-speed. This is their story. Narrated by the drummer, Clap, it follows twenty years of life on and off the road with the band: the gigs and groupies, the tunes and tours, the fall outs and fuck ups, the overdoses and the sweet, sweet soul-damage of it all. For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to be in a rock band, "I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay" is a dream of a book that delivers everything it promises - but it's more than that too, and behind the glitz of celebrity shimmers a mature and nuanced novel about pains and joys as fundamental as those of loving and losing, growing up and moving on.

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Toby Litt was born in 1968. He is the author of Adventures in Capitalism, Beatniks, Corpsing, deadkidsongs, Exhibitionism, Finding Myself, Ghost Story and Hospital. In 2003, he was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His website can be found at www.tobylitt.com.

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'Litt rocks' Sunday Times 'Bitterly funny ... a poignant perspective on the corruption of success' Scotsman 'Profound and moving' Sunday Herald

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