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Ghost Lake Book Launch with Special Guest Tyler Pennock
February 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Join Kegedonce Press, Glad Day Bookshop, Massy Books, and Massy Arts in celebrating the launch of Ghost Lake, a companion to Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler’s 2016 Indigenous horror release Wrist.
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 precolonial past is not so distant, and nothing is ever truly lost or destroyed. Because the land remembers.
Read more about Ghost Lake in this interview with Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler on Open Book.
Ghost Lake is available for purchase from Indigenous owned Massy Books. Purchase here.
How to Attend:
OR Attend via Zoom. Zoom information is at the bottom of this page.
About the Book:
Chilling, mysterious tales of Anishinaabe culture and legend…
“Adler gifts us with this collection of intense life and death stories that straddle the worlds of the everyday and the fantastic. These stories challenge the notion of default reality and Adler crafts them with a deft hand.”
—Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians
About the Speakers:
Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler is author of Wrist (2016) and of Ghost Lake (2021). He is co-editor of Bawaajigan ~ Stories of Power, a dream-themed anthology of Indigenous writers (Exile Editions). He is an artist and filmmaker who works in a variety of mediums including audio & video, and drawing & painting. Nathan is first-place winner of an Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for literature, he has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC), BFA in Integrated Media (OCAD), and BA in English Literature & Native Studies (Trent). His writing is published in various magazines, blogs, and anthologies. He is two-spirit, Jewish, Anishinaabe, and member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation. Originally from Ontario, he currently resides in Vancouver.
Tyler Pennock is a two-spirit adoptee from Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta. Their biological family (Mailhot & Chalifoux) has grown roots in Grouard, McLennan, Prince George, Seabird Island, Faust and other communities throughout Western Canada. Their adoptive family (Sansome & Pennock) hails from Winnipeg, and Ottawa. Tyler is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They graduated from Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program in 2013, and currently live in Toronto.