AFI’s Davey Havok is set to release his debut novel entitled Pop Kids. The book is about pop cultured obsessed youth that indulge in social media, reality tv, porn, film, sex and drugs. Besides drugs and reality tv, what’s so bad? The book will be out on April 4th, from Black Candy Publishing.
Obsessed by social networking, reality tv, Internet porn, fashion, film, music, sex, and drugs – today’s teens are on an existential collision course with disaster. With an insider’s eye for nuance, language and style, Davey Havok, lead singer and songwriter of AFI and Blaqk Audio, creates a blistering, yet compelling portrait of high school angst in his debut novel POP KIDS (Black Candy Publishing; April 4, 2013; popkidsbook.com).
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DAVEY HAVOK is a singer and songwriter for the bands AFI and Blaqk Audio. He is also an actor who has appeared in numerous films and on Broadway in Green Day’s American Idiot. Multi-talented, Havok has designed fashion, jewelry, and footwear. Born in 1975 in Rochester, NY, Havok moved to California with his family when he was five years old. He dropped out of UC Berkeley to pursue his music career. Today Havok divides his time between Oakland and Los Angeles. POP KIDS is the first book in a planned trilogy.