Empire of Wild
October 11, 2020 7:00 PM - by Dimaline, Cherie - Subscribe

Inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou--a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities. Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year--ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher.
posted by jacquilynne (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
This is a more contemporary story and a in some ways a smaller story than The Marrow Thieves, but it's intense and deeply creepy. Possibly moreso, because of the degree to which it is based on current reality rather than imagined future horrors. In that regard, it reminds me of another book I recently read and have been talking about on FanFare, Alyssa Cole's When No is Watching.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:03 PM on October 11


I am about a third of the way through this and keep having to put it down because of the feeling of dread I get from it. I'm really enjoying it but having to consume it in small doses.
posted by skycrashesdown at 11:38 AM on October 23


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