Click here to view our March Book of the Month feature conversation. Author of Wrist (2016) Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler and founder and publisher of Kegedonce Press Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm chat about Nathan’s follow-up collection of 13 linked stories Ghost Lake (2021) that unspool more of the backstory on the setting and characters of Wrist.
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Ghost Lake is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer/da Vinci Eye award which is awarded to books with outstanding cover art. Chantal Lalonde created the cover image and the design in collaboration with both Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm.
In Ojibwe cosmology there are thirteen moons…
And in the pages of Ghost Lake are thirteen stories featuring an interrelated cast of characters and their brushes with the mysterious. Issa lives in fear of having her secret discovered, Aanzheyaawin haunts the roads seeking vengeance, Zaude searches for clues to her brother’s death, Garion wrestles with his sexual inclinations, Fanon struggles against an unexpected winter storm, Kylie fights to make it back to shore, Eadie and Mushkeg share a magical night, Tyner faces brutal violence, and Tyler, Clay, and Dare must make amends to the spirits before it’s too late. On the northern Ontario reserve of Ghost Lake the pre-colonial past is not so distant, and nothing is ever truly lost or destroyed. Because the land remembers.