In “The Net,” a girl and her mother arrive at their secluded cabin on a frozen lake to find their fishing net has been attacked, a massive hole ripped through the middle. After the net has been mended and the night’s catch eaten, the daughter sits awake playing with a bit of leftover netting string. When she was a girl, her grandmother taught her to make string figures—just as her mother had taught her—a game played by Inuit for generations, but a game not to be taken lightly . . . as the daughter plays late into the night, and the mother sleeps, other monstrous forces are soon awakened from beneath the frozen lake.
In “Before Dawn” a young boy runs out onto the tundra to play with his new friend by his side, venturing far beyond his mother’s rule that he not stray past the inuksuk on the horizon. The boy’s friend beckons him farther and farther, and the farther they get from home, the more the friend seems to change . . . until he is no longer human at all. Horrified, the boy listens to the creature’s proposition: return home before dawn, or be lost forever to the other side . . .
Complemented by haunting illustrations from Toma Feizo Gas, The Other Ones is a fresh take on modern horror by an exciting new Inuit voice.
Written by Jamesie Fournier | Illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas
Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-421-9 | $19.95 | 8.75″ x 6.75″ | 50 pages | Illustrations throughout | Adult |
“Want to feel haunted years from now? Read this book. These are innocence stealing stories that will scrape your soul cold. You have been warned.”—Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed and Godless but Loyal to Heaven
“The Other Ones has a solid use of imagery to create fairy tale-like horror stories which are well drawn and flesh out the stories. The book uses a really good mix of mythology and horror elements as well as incorporating the writer’s own language and experience as a member of the Inuit Tribe. Cover is well done and draws the reader’s attention to the book.”—IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
Silver Medal Winner – IPPY Awards, Horror category