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. (From Kegedonce Press)
From the book
They were too generous, too willing to give. Goshko's wife — Giizhaate, and his step-children, also claimed a mythical lineage, deriving ancestry from mitigo-naabe — a tree-spirit. It was in their nature to give, even to give portions of their body. If it hadn't been for the unique ability to partially subsist on light, Bagonegiizhig suspected they wouldn't have survived.
It wasn't good for her to be near them. A Wiindigo's daughter. Though her uncle tried to keep this knowledge from her, he couldn't keep it a secret. The circumstances of her birth. She was Wiindigo. It was what the people called her, in whispers, just below the range of hearing.
From Wrist by Nathan Adler ©2016. Published by Kegedonce Press.