Never Whistle at Night : An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology - Are You Ready To Be Un-Settled?

SKU: 9781039003798

Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (Eds.)
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Knopf Random Vintage Canada/ Random House Canada
Copyright Date:
Publication Date:
(Sept 19/23)

Sale price$25.00


Edited by Shane Hawk, Cheyenne and Arapaho, an emerging dark fictionwriter, and author Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., Lakota and Anishinaabe.

A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and gritty crime by both new and established Indigenous authors that dares to ask the question: “Are you ready to be un-settled?”

Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief ranges far and wide and takes many forms; for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the Hukai’po, the spirits of ancient warriors, and Native Mexicans say it calls a Lechuza, a witch that can transform into an owl and snatch the foolish whistlers in the dark. But what all these legends hold in common is the certainty that whistling at night can cause evil spirits to appear—and even follow you home.

In twenty-four wholly original and shiver-inducing tales, bestselling and award-winning authors including Tommy Orange, Rebecca Roanhorse, Cherie Dimaline, Waubgeshig Rice, and Mona Susan Power introduce readers to ghosts, curses, hauntings, monstrous creatures, complex family legacies, desperate deeds, and chilling acts of revenge. Introduced and contextualized by bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones, these stories are a celebration of Indigenous peoples’ survival and imagination, and a glorious revelling in all the things an ill-advised whistle might summon.

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