Back with another genre-bending thriller, Stephen Graham Jones’s new novel will be burned into your memory for the foreseeable future. Ten years after an elk hunt gone-wrong, four friends grapple with the consequences of that fateful day. With deeply-compelling characters and a remarkable narrative voice, The Only Good Indians is a harrowing journey through memory, tradition, and loss. Oh, and there’s one hell of a basketball game at the end.
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“I loved this book. Jones has a unique narrative voice, allowing ‘the entity’ to step in and take over unexpectedly, amping up the horror. Also, each character has a distinct voice that brings them to life. Jones combines the culture and traditions of the Blackfeet and Crow people with the social truths of their contemporary life. It is refreshingly different from any other horror novel I’ve read. This book is gruesome and honestly scary. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Kristine Jelstrom-Hamill, Buttonwood Books and Toys, Cohasset, MA
"One of 2020's buzziest horror novels." --Entertainment Weekly"More than I could have asked for in a novel."--Tommy Orange, Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There There"What Stephen Graham Jones does for me, is create new possibilities for Indigenous storymakers." --Terese Marie Mailhot, New York Times bestselling author"A masterpiece. " --Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the WorldA tale of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.