Winner of the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award in Published English Prose! Congratulations, Nathan!
Ghost Lake was also a finalist for the 2021 Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award
in book design. It received Honourable Mention in their
Commercial Fiction Category.
“Pyromaniacs, vigilantes, mysterious phenomena, prehistoric beasts, cryptid species, grave robbers and ghosts… the stories of Ghost Lake feature a cast of interrelated characters and their brushes with the supernatural, the Spirit World, and with creatures of Ojibwe legend. 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, 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.
At Ghost Lake, the precolonial past is not so distant, history informs the present, and nothing is ever truly lost or destroyed because the land remembers.
Ghost Lake is a companion volume to Adler’s Indigenous horror novel, Wrist (2016, Kegedonce Press).
“We love these stories! Interconnected horror stories based on traditional Anishinaabeg stories all set on an eerie reserve aptly named Ghost Lake? Yes please. Every story surprises. An absolute page-turner, deeply engaging horror stories that leave you breathless. The sheer breadth and range of what Adler has accomplished here is impressive.”
—Jurors’ citation, 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards