The Loneliest Band in France

A Novella

978-1-68003-212-3 Paperback
5.25 x 8.5. 70 pp.
Pub Date: 02/14/2020
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2019 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize Winner

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 Café Bovary with its four members: Noël, 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.

Published by Texas Review Press