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Mark E Smith biographer joins forces with MONEY frontman for debut fiction collection

22 September 2014, 13:30 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Austin Collings - who co-wrote Mark E Smith's 2008 memoir Renegade with The Fall frontman - will release his first collection of fiction through the publishing house co-founded by MONEY's Jamie Lee

The Manchester-born writer's debut The Myth Of Brilliant Summers is described as "a work of suspicion and delicate menace...spanning decades of educational and state abuse...interlinked stories/modern day parables about outsiders and dreamers follow in the cult tradition of Junky (William Burroughs) and Post Office (Charles Bukowski)."

"[They are] designed to be read on the bus or in the pub before or after they try to slowly kill you at school or in work or even at home", explains the announcement by Pariah Press, which the MONEY frontman set up with Jonny Walsh, one half of Manchester indie label Only Joking Records.

The Myth of Brilliant Summers is released on 3 November in paperback/eBook, with pre-orders at a discounted price available from Pariah Press site.

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