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When I Died for the First Time

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408718889

Price: £22

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‘What a ride this is! A big wide book. An amazingly vivid piece of writing, from the hilarious to the horrifying and everything in between’ BRIAN ENO

Meet Seth Brakes. Musician. Reluctant romantic. Inherent troublemaker. Addict.

And three hundred and twenty days sober.

After a near-death experience, Seth is carving a new path for himself. Having reformed the band – the infamous Lucky Fuckers – things are looking up for Seth: gigs are falling back into the diary, he’s in love and finally getting back to what he enjoys most: writing music.

That is until his past starts to creep up on him . . .

A dark comedy that is painfully honest, original and dynamically told, When I Died For the First Time is a raw account of a man tested his uppermost limits, hitting legendary highs and crashing to catastrophic lows. It’s a tale of second chances, love lost and gained, and coming back to yourself: a story that stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Reviews

What a ride this is! A big wide book. An amazingly vivid piece of writing, from the hilarious to the horrifying and everything in between
Brian Eno
A diverting, playful, rollicking slice of rock'n'roll life
Irish Times
Tim Booth doesn't have to imagine the character of an arena-filling rock star wracked by historical personal trauma, existential doubt and a propensity for addiction, because he has long been acquainted with him. A tour de force
Ian Gittins, journalist and author
Tim Booth has written a book so masterful, it's near-impossible to fathom When I Died For the First Time could be a debut novel. Searing, incisive, operatic, it's a jagged intimate epic which deftly weaves through every imaginable sensation and emotion. Out of darkness comes the extraordinary heart Tim is known for, as one of the world's greatest musical artists. This demands to be read with urgency, so plan on staying up late
Ross Katz, Producer of Lost in Translation, Writer and Director