Cautionary Tales
by Janice Grey

Janice Grey’s debut collection of short stories, Cautionary Tales, centres narratives of contemporary Inuit lives with searing precision. Her witty, compelling voice relays at once both the intricacy of families and the suspense and intensity of supernatural beings and events; mixing as she does dreams, visions, and the everyday in this powerful new work.

ᔮᓇᔅ ᑯᕇᑉ (Janice Grey’s)  ᓄᐃᑎᒋᐊᙵᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᓇᐃᑦᑑᑎᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᑦ, ᐅᔾᔨᑐᖅᑎᑦᓯᒋᐊᕈᑏᑦ (Cautionary Tales), ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓕᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑕᐃᑦᓯᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᑦ. ᓯᓚᑐᓂᖓ, ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᐱᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᓚᒌᑦᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᓂᒌᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖃᙱᑦᑐᐃᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᒻᒪᕆᑦᓯᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ; ᑲᑎᑎᑦᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓯᓐᓇᑦᑑᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ, ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᑦᑐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᑎᒎᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᑎᒍᑦ.

Janice Grey is a Haitian-Inuk writer from Aupaluk, Nunavik. She draws inspiration from the land and her upbringing in the north while using stories as means to process the unique experiences of contemporary Nunavimmiut. The eldest daughter, auntie, and dog mom currently resides in Montreal as Editor of Tumivut Magazine.

ᔮᓇᔅ ᑯᕇ (Janice Grey) ᕿᕐᓂᑕᑦᓴᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ-ᐃᓄᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᐸᓗᒃ, ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ. ᑎᑎᕋᕈᑎᖃᖅᐸᑦᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᙶᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᔭᐅᓂᕆᓯᒪᔭᕐᒥᓂᓪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᓱᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᑎᖃᖅᓱᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ. ᐊᖓᔪᑦᓯᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐸᓂᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ, ᐊᑦᓴᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ, ᕿᒻᒥᖃᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᓐᑐᕌᒥ ᓇᑲᑎᕆᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᒥᕗᑦ ᒪᑉᐱᑐᒐᕐᓄᑦ.

Curated and edited by Taqralik Partridge as part of the Indigenous Otherwise program facilitated by Elwood Jimmy

Books ordered prior to May 4th, 2024 publication date will be mailed the week of May 6th. Thankyou!


6.1″ × 8.07″ × 0.24″
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Cover art by Janice Grey


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