An Indigenous monster story by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler.
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.
“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
"Nathan Adler writes exceptionally well. His words weave together and tell a haunting story that leaves you wanting more."
-Christine Smith (McFarlane), Freelance Journalist
"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