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In the River

(2017)
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An intensely moving tale of survival, loss, and madness along the river's edge. A father and son fishing lesson becomes a nightmarish voyage to the sea in this visionary testament to the lengths we will go for those we love.

"The simple story of a father and son going fishing somehow morphs into a soul-shattering tale of anxiety, loss, and vengeance wrapped in a surreal narrative about the things that can keep a person between this world and the next. Johnson is a maestro of the weird and one of the best writers in crime and horror, but this one erases all of those genres and makes him simply one of the best."
―PANK Magazine

"This is superb fiction with a raw, throbbing, aching heart at its core that is far too big to be contained within the book's pages but that is, by some bizarre magic, still there."
―Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"In the River is a brilliant offering; the pain and strange beauty of it will wash over you and sweep you away."
―Scream Magazine

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Reading Johnson, you feel you are in the grip of an immensely powerful, possibly malevolent, but fiercely intelligent mind." - Nick Cutter

"Johnson writes with an energy that propels you through some very dark spaces indeed and into something profoundly unsettling but nonetheless human." - Brian Evenson

"I've seen the future and it's bizarre, it's beautifully berserk, it's Jeremy Robert Johnson." - Stephen Graham Jones

"Jeremy Robert Johnson is dancing to a way different drummer. He loves language, he loves the edge, and he loves us people. This is entertainment... and literature." - Jack Ketchum

"The guy's a genius. Reminds me of William Gibson--the dark interest in altered states of consciousness, the unrelentingly furious forward movement, and the same kind of unlimited imagination." - Ben Loory

"A dazzling writer." - Chuck Palahniuk


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Paperback Editions

August 2021 : Paperback
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Title: In the River
Author(s): Jeremy Robert Johnson
ISBN: 1-73678-151-0 / 978-1-73678-151-7
Publisher: Coevolution Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the River
Author(s): Jeremy Robert Johnson
ISBN: 1-62105-251-6 / 978-1-62105-251-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lazy Fascist Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the River
Author(s): Jeremy Robert Johnson
Publisher: Coevolution Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU