In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, is Dutchman’s Creek. A rushing torrent, steep-banked, it runs through the woods around Woodstock, full of promise for would-be fishermen.

Fishermen such as Abe and Dan, two friends who found solace for the loss of their loved ones in their shared passion for fishing. The rumors that accompany Dutchman’s Creek speak not only of a secluded fishing spot, but also of a secret that lies there that might help ease Dan and Abe’s grief. Although they both treat these rumors as superstitions, they soon find themselves caught up in a story as dark as the raging waters of Dutchman’s Creek, centred on a mysterious figure nicknamed Der Fischer: the Fisherman. A story that will bring them face to face with their losses and the price they will have to pay to regain them.

The Fisherman, one of the most shocking horror novels of recent years, is about loss, loneliness, and friendship, with elaborate writing, finely wrought plots, and dark imagination, combining the biblical story of Job, Moby Dick, Herman Melville, and the stories of H.P.  Lovecraft. In 2016, The Fisherman won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.




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