NewsOctober 27, 2015 11:28 AM ET6,043 views

Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley set to release debut novel

book cover of Scale by Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die Nearly a year ago, Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley announced that he had written his debut novel, a semi-autobiographical affair titled Scale. Fast forward to yesterday and the novel is now available for pre-order and will officially hit stores on December 15 (November 19 in the UK) via Rare Bird Books. Here is the official pitch from Rare Birds:
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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