“ᑖᖅᑐᒥ” ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ “ᖃᐅᒪᔪᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ”- ᑖᒃᑯᐊᓗ ᖄᓕᖅᑭᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔾᔪᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑖᖅᑐᕐᒥ ᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᕕᓂᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐹ ᑐᙵᓵᕆᔪᖅ, ᐃᐲᖅᓯᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂ
ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᐊᓃᑦᑐᓂᒃ. ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓈᕿᔪᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦ ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑎᐊᙱᑦᑐᐊᓘᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᕆᑦᓱᑦ ᕚᓐ ᑳᒻᑉ, ᕇᑦᓱ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᓐ ᕿᑦᓱᐊᓕᒃ-ᑎᓐᔅᓕ, ᐊᕕᐊᖅ ᔮᓐᔅᑕᓐ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖄᓕᖅᑭᐊᑎᑦᑎᕙᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᙳᐊᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ.
“Taaqtumi” is an Inuktitut word that means “in the dark”—and these spine-tingling horror stories by Northern writers show just how dangerous darkness can be. A family clinging to survival out on the tundra after a vicious zombie virus. A door that beckons, waiting to unleash the terror behind it. A post-apocalyptic community in the far North where things aren’t quite what they seem. These chilling tales from award-winning authors Richard Van Camp, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Aviaq Johnston, and others will thrill and entertain even the most seasoned horror fan.
Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-214-7 | $16.95 | 9″ x 6″ | 184 pages
Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-451-6 | $19.95 | 9″ x 6″ | 184 pages
“Guaranteed to chill the spine and tremble readers to the core.”—★ Kirkus, STARRED review
“Each of the stories in Taaqtumi warps reality in surprising and often terrifying ways, a reflection of the unsteady relationship between nature and human culture.”—The Atlantic
“Young adult readers who enjoy the thrills and frights of horror will undoubtedly want to add Taaqtumi to their reading list.”—CM Magazine
Longlisted — Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2020 (Short Story “Revenge” by Thomas Anguti Johnston)