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Never whistle at night : an Indigenous dark fiction anthology  Cover Image Book Book

Never whistle at night : an Indigenous dark fiction anthology / edited by Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.


"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-five 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 reveling in all the things an ill-advised whistle might summon"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593468463 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0593468465 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 400 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Kushtuky / Mathilda Zeller -- White hills / Rebecca Roanhorse -- Navajos don't wear elk teeth / Conley Lyons -- Wingless / Marcie R. Rendon -- Quantum / Nick Medina -- Hunger / Phoenix Boudreau -- Tick talk / Cherie Dimaline -- The ones who killed us / Brandon Hobson -- Snakes are born in the dark / D.H. Trujillo -- Before I go / Norris Black -- Night in the chrysalis / Tiffany Morris -- Behind Colin's eyes / Shane Hawk -- Heart-shaped clock / Kelli Jo Ford -- Scariest, story, ever. / Richard Van Camp -- Human eaters / Royce K. Young Wolf -- The longest street in the world / Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. -- Dead owls / Mona Susan Power -- The prepper / Morgan Talty -- Uncle Robert rides the lightning / Kate Hart -- Sundays / David Heska Wanbli Weiden -- Eulogy for a brother, resurrected / Carson Faust -- Night moves / Andrea L. Rogers -- Capgras / The scientist's horror story / Darcie Little Badger -- Collections / Amber Blaeser-Wardzala -- Limbs / Waubgeshig Rice.
Subject: American fiction > Indian authors.
Canadian fiction > Indian authors.
Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Genre: Folk tales.
Horror fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Short stories.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch NEVER WH (Text) 33126025995543 New Adult Fiction Checked out 12/18/2023
Erlanger Branch NEVER WH (Text) 33126025995568 New Adult Fiction Checked out 12/15/2023
Wm. E. Durr Branch NEVER WH (Text) 33126025995550 New Adult Fiction Available -

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