Hunting by the River

-by Daniel Carpenter-

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“It feels like this whole place is infected, like someone buried something here and its roots were rotten and dead, and it’s coming up, and it’s growing. Soon enough it’ll sprout, and then we’ll be breathing it in.”

A builder unearths a hand, buried on a building site; a woman with a unique way of speaking to the dead comes across her toughest client to date; a young man returns to his hometown, desperately searching for his missing sister.

In his debut collection, Daniel Carpenter explores places and the people who get lost in them. From Manchester to London, as well as the uncanny fringes of England, these are stories that span the breadth of the Weird.

“Chilling, grimy, nuanced tales about people who fall through the cracks, and society’s indifference… an absolute must-read of modern British fabulism.”
—Ally Wilkes

“Hunting by the River exists in that liminal space between urban blight and urban legend, both metallic and mystical, oppidan and ancient, and absolutely chilling.”
—Clay McLeod Chapman

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  • Format ~ Collection
  • Length ~ 172 Pages
  • Published ~ 25th April 2024
  • ISBN ~ 978-1-913038-88-5