The Loneliest Band in France: A Novella

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Texas Review Press, 2020 - Fiction - 70 pages

Mistaking an ad to join the titular The Loneliest Band in France for one to sell his blood, Migara de Silva, the novella's narrator -- a Sri Lankan student, new to Montpellier -- finds himself, instead, under the sway of the band, drinking heavily and being recruited to play a battle-of-the-bands-esque concert (that night) at the local Cafť Bovary with its four members: NoŽl, Guy, Lucien, and Michel. Not only is there prize money attached to the concert, the bandmates also see this as an opportunity to debut a new song, one, they claim, that can hurt -- even kill -- its listeners.

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This debut novelist already won an award for this book (the 2019 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize) and he’s making a big splash in the Las Vegas literacy scene. This book deserves the attention - it’s the most unique and affecting piece of literature I’ve read in the past 5 years. Fisher is someone to watch.  

About the author (2020)

DYLAN FISHER is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Loneliest Band in France is his first book.

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