Modern horror and Inuit storytelling blended in new book – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2022104 Views

Nov 14, 2022

‘The Other Ones’ is debut novel for author Jamesie Fournier

For author Jamesie Fournier, Inuit stories have always been a great pathway into the horror genre.

“It can be very dark,” he said. “There is a lot of macabre to go along with it.”

The dark elements of Inuit fairytales are on full display in The Other Ones, Fournier’s debut horror-tinged novel.

Two stories make up the book. The Net tells the story of a girl and her mother who find their fishing net ripped apart at their secluded cabin, and later encounter monstrous forces beneath the frozen lake.

In Before Dawn, a young boy and his friend venture far out onto the tundra and away from the safety of home, until the friend begins to change into a horrifying creature.

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