Wrist

By Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Wrist
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In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness.Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs of the same monstrous affliction. ... Read more


Overview

In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness.Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs of the same monstrous affliction. As he begins to unravel his family's dark history, Church must race to protect the secrets buried deep in bones and blood.Set in the fictional town of Sterling and Ghost Lake Reserve, Wrist is Nathan Adler's debut novel.

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler is the author of Wrist (Kegedonce Press), and co-editor of Bawaajigan ~ Stories of Power (Exile Editions), he has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, is a first-place winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for Literature. He is Jewish and Anishinaabe, and a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation. Originally from Ontario, he now resides in Vancouver.

Reviews

"With a unique voice and narrative, Nathan Adler blends poetic imagery and Anishinaabe story to create something totally new and completely beautiful."-Cherie Dimaline, author of A Gentle Habit, The Girl who grew a Galaxy and Red Rooms"Nathan Adler writes exceptionally well. His words weave together and tell a haunting story that leaves you wanting more."-Christine Smith (McFarlane), Freelance Journalist" 'A forest doesn't know what the future holds, but it is patient.' I love how Adler solicits the assistance of the natural world in weaving his magical tale - fantastic, captivating from beginning to end. Meet the fantastic world of Adler's people and follow their journey through Ojibway life and story. Adler peppers the story with the rhythmic sound of Ojibway and it seems to help tell the story in the same way the natural world helps tell the story."-Lee Maracle, author of Celia's Song

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