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Jack Ketchum

The Woman

The Woman (German Trade Paperback)

The Woman (with Lucky McKee)

The Woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from Maine into Canada for years now. Badly wounded in a battle with police, she takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is a slick, amoral — and unstable — country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream. Fascinated, he follows her to her cave. Cleek has many dark secrets and to these he’ll add another. He will capture her, lock in his fruit cellar, and tame her, civilize her. To this end he’ll enlist his long-suffering wife Belle, his teenage son and daughter Brian and Peg, and even his little girl Darlin’, to aid him. So the question becomes, who is more savage? The hunter or the game?

The film version of The Woman (directed by Lucky McKee) debuted with much controversy at The Sundance Film Festival, and won Grand Prize and Audience Award at the Festival du Film fantastique de Strasbourg.


2010 Infernal House/Bloodletting Press (Limited Hardcover Editions)
2011 Crossroad Press (eBook Editions)
2011 Dorchester Publications (Trade Paperback, with bonus novella Cow)
2011 Heyne Hardcore (German Translation, as Beute Rausch, Trade Paperback)
2012 Cemetery Dance (Trade Hardcover, with bonus novella Cow)
2012 Fusosha (Japanese Translation, Paperback)
2014 Replika (Polish Translation, as Kobieta, Trade Paperback)