An Ordinary Violence A Novel

Adriana Chartrand (Author)


Publisher: Spiderline
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 256
Released: October 31, 2023
ISBN-13: 9781487011888

A chilling horror novel about a young Indigenous woman haunted by the oppressive legacies of colonization.

Dawn hasn’t spoken to her brother, Cody, since he was sent to prison for a violent crime seven years ago. Now living in a shiny new Toronto condo, Dawn is haunted by uncanny occurrences, including cryptic messages from her dead mother, that have followed her most of her life. When the life Dawn thought she wanted implodes, she is forced to return to her childhood home and the prairie city that hold so much pain for her and her fractured family. 

Cody is unexpectedly released from prison with a mysterious new friend by his side, who seems to be the charismatic leader of a dangerous supernatural network. Trying to uncover their plans, Dawn follows increasingly sinister leads until the lines between this world and the next, now and then, and right and wrong begin to blur and dissolve. 

What unfolds is an eerie, incisive, and at times darkly funny horror novel about a young Indigenous woman reckoning with trauma and violence, loss and reclamation in an unsettling world where spirit realms entwine with the living―and where it is humans who carry out the truly monstrous acts.

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