Fishman by Chloe Gilholy

A man is saved from a suicide attempt to track down the person pretending to be his deceased sister.


Bobby Fishman attempts suicide. Todd Patrick saves his life, claiming to be his sister’s boyfriend. But Bobby’s sister is dead...Is she really dead? Who is behind the online profile of Kathleen Fishman?

Genre: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Short Stories

Language: English

Keywords: catfish, depression, friendship, tragedy

Word Count: 25000

Sample text:

I hear that drowning is the most pleasant way to die. I love the feel of the water, it makes you feel so weightless and free. Nobody can judge me down here. My name is Robert Fishman, some people call me Bobby, but I don’t really like it that much. I spend most of my time playing video games. I own several consoles. I don’t go outside very much. I ate nothing yesterday. And today, I had my last supper—got plans to eat anything else again. All I need in life is me, and my games.

Now that I lost the game, it’s game over for me. Time to pull the plug on my miserable little life. I’ll miss the games, I hope they get passed on to an avid game collector.

I like being alone, but I hate feeling lonely. The world gave up on me years ago. The only friends I ever truly have are numbness, tragedy and emptiness. I’ve been thinking out it for years. I have no real place in the world anymore. I can’t be the laughing figure of the town forever.

Video games are the only thing that keep me going nowadays. But on the days when I can’t even get out of bed in the morning, I ask myself, why am I still here? I have no idea what’s going on in the outside world anymore. I don’t even know if the Queen is still alive. 

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Catherine Zouganeli
Author review:
Very passionate and eager to bring my book to life in Greek. I am so thankful.
Already translated. Translated by Riccardo Mainetti
Author review:
Riccardo did a wonderful job on Fishman. Thank you so much.
Already translated. Translated by Emanuela Ceolin
Already translated. Translated by Fernanda Zamorano Grajales
Author review:
Been a pleasure working with you and helping me bring my book to life.

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