The Fishermen: A Novel

The Fishermen: A Novel

In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.

Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990's Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


The Fishermen is a commendable debut, one which lingers long after the last words are read.

A powerful, haunting tale of grief, healing, and sibling loyalty.

This is a dark and beautiful book by a writer with seemingly endless promise.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 14, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316338363

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Language: English


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