In writing Fishers of Men, I have had several goals, the first of which is to explore what it means to be human through the experiences of super-humans and supernatural creatures. Secondly, I want to create a world that is recognizable and believable as Earth despite the influence of the supernatural. Finally, I want to represent the presence of the poetic in the everyday.
Fishers of Men takes place in near-future New York City. Ravaged by a severe hurricane, much of the city is in ruins. The Bronx has been hit hardest out of the still-habitable portions of the city, and has been overrun by gangs. This, Tome concluded, was the perfect place to run his operation from; hiding in plain sight from his enemies, he assembles a motley crew of people with incredible, superhuman abilities. With this dysfunctional family of superheroes, Tome plans to save the world.
Tieszen, Matthew, "Fishers of Men" (2013). Honors College. 98.