The Fiddler in the Night

A tragic love story unfolding against a background that is both real and imagined.
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Christian Fennell’s, The Fiddler in the Night, is a return by the author to the raw, abstract, and visceral landscapes set forth in his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Torrents of Our Time. In his debut novel, Fennell takes the reader on an orphaned teen’s journey through the darker recesses of rural America–horrifying, yet compelling–where he tries to stay one step ahead of a ruthless killer. A tragic love story unfolding against a background that is both real and imagined, making this novel as memorable for its language as for its non-stop and blistering storyline.

“A perfect silence. Night coming. The cold damp air, reaching and settling, and this man, he knew, and only by his own awareness did he know. Death coming. Death waiting. He lit a match”. He is here and never not here. Redemptionless and resting “in the cracks of time.” From the first page to the last, tension crackles like that lit match. If you are familiar with Fennell’s, Torrents of Our Time: Twenty-Two Stories, you will be re-admitted into the lives of favorite characters. They pass each other in the night and eventually collide in catastrophes of blood-let. Some are trapped in a state of “distance. The not knowing. The never arriving. This being alone, all the time” as fearless Jonathan rides through our hearts “with the death of yesterday’s darkness” on his back. Christian Fennell’s words are honest and sharp, coursing like blood in the veins. It urges you on, past familiar voices into a region of not knowing which hastens your fingers through the masterly crafted pages.

-- Judith Borenin

Christian Fennell (Author)

Christian Fennell is the author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Torrents of Our Time, and the novel, The Fiddler in the Night. He was a columnist and the fiction editor at The Prague Review. Christian resides in rural Ontario.

A tragic love story unfolding against a background that is both real and imagined.

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