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Books by Keith Buckley


THIS IS A SIGNED $35 PREORDER LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE!

FEATURING:

Watch by Keith Buckley will be shipped to you in August 2018.

This bundle includes a copy of the signed limited edition of Watch by Keith Buckley. This limited edition cover will ONLY be available via preorder on this site.

With this bundle, you will also receive a copy of the not-available-in-stores companion book of Keith Buckley lyrics from Every Time I Die’s most recent album, Low Teens, as well as additional content curated and interwoven by Keith himself. You will also receive an enamel pin of the special edition book cover for Watch. These additional companion items, will be shipped to you in June 2018 while you’re waiting for the finished book to ship.

ABOUT WATCH

When John Harvey’s watch stops working on the morning of February 3rd, 1987, he has an epiphany. It occurs to him that every personal trauma he is trying to forget has had one thing in common: they all occurred at some point on the face of that very watch. The loss of his job, the death of his child, Zola’s suicide, all contained right there in that tiny circle of finite numbers. So he smashes the watch. Problem solved.

But when John steps out the door to make his daily trek to the local bar as a man newly freed from the tyrannies of time, he is met by a snowstorm that renders him completely blind, and a walk that should have taken just a few minutes begins to feel like years. Because as John Harvey wanders alone through the snow with no sun nor sign to guide him, the 28 year old misanthrope is confronted by the vivid manifestation of every ghost he has devoted his lonely life to avoiding. In the storm he is forced to finally accept the suffering he has been hiding from. In the storm he is forced to understand that the only thing worse than never truly seeing is never truly being seen. In the storm he is forced, for once, to watch.

Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray’s best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs.

Scale chronicles Ray Goldman’s journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it. Scale is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts.

Fans of pop culture, Americana, Punk Rock music, and Charles Bukowski’s Ham on Rye…lookout!

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