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Davey Havok, ‘Pop Kids’: AFI Frontman to Release Debut Novel

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Davey Havok is one busy dude.

Not only does he front influential punk group AFI and synth-poppers Blaqk Audio, he’s also an actor and fashion designer. If that weren’t already enough, next month, Havok will also add “author” to his growing resume.

Hitting stores April 4, Pop Kids is a novel where Havok “pulls back the curtain on the frenetic lives of today’s pop-culture obsessed youth.” Sounds very timely!

From the folks at Black Candy Publishing:

“Acknowledging the power of popular culture to serve as both a corrupter and a creative force, Havok welcomes readers into a world where wearing the right clothes, listening to the right music, and indulging in a vicious cycle of self-gratifying behaviors is more important than anything else. Parents, teachers, and other adults are but vague shadows in the lives of these teens. Pop Kids may shock some readers with its unflinching portrayal of a generation weaned on modern media and the cult of celebrity. But according to Havok, this is a world that really exists. He captures it with his trademark use of wordplay and his eye for detail. Pop Kids is destined to become a classic story of teenage angst, nihilistic behavior, and longed-for redemption.

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Pop Kids will hit stores on April 4 and a special embossed edition signed by Havok is available for pre-order at this link.

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