In this novel, a remote northern Anishinaabe community loses cell phone reception and power. People’s initial annoyance grows to unease and slowly builds to fear then panic as the days get colder, supplies dwindle, and the community must find a way to survive. Division grows between those who have learned traditional ways and outsiders with their own objectives. The remote setting and First Nations perspective make this book stand out amongst the many apocalyptic stories popular today. Richly atmospheric and unsettling, I will be thinking about it for some time.

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