Read an excerpt from Ghost Lake

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 Author Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler reads from Ghost Lake in four short videos on the Kegedonce Press YouTube channel. Check it out! Read Nathan’s interview about Ghost Lake with Rrampt here.

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About the Author

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler is author of Ghost Lake, which won the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award in Published English Fiction, and of Wrist, an Indigenous monster story written from the monster's perspective (both from Kegedonce Press). 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 and video, and drawing and 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 and 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.

Visit Nathan Adler's blog.

Ghost Lake


Award winning short-story collection with an interconnected cast of characters. Mysteries, monsters and Manitous. Published December 2020.

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 20.5 × 14 × 2.5 cm
ISBN-13 9781928120247


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