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"In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it"--Publisher.
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There Are Better Fish to Fry
submitted by James C. Clark on June 21, 2018, 11:46am
This is a spooky story about a hidden creek with a dodgy past. Our two protagonists fish in the creek, but also enter another world centered on its history, and a mystery man who experimented with creating eternal life. During the course of this tale, one of them rejoins his lost wife and loses his immortal soul. The other fights the temptations of this path and loses his fishing equipment.
If you are a fisherman with a modicum of knowledge about the art, either avoid this book or read it for the rare but unintended comedic bits about fishing techniques and tackle.
Petaluma, CA : Word Horde, 
Year Published: 2016
Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Fiction.
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction.