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Indian Horse

by Richard Wagamese

tagged: literary, native american & aboriginal, media tie-in
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published: Mar 2018
ISBN:9781771621908
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Description

Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he’s led as a northern Ojibway, with all its joys and sorrows.

With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he’s sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man.

About the Author

Richard Wagamese is Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Ontario. A member of the Sturgeon Clan, he is one of Canadaís foremost authors and journalists. He is the author of six novels, one collection of poetry and three memoirs. His most recent novels, Indian Horse (2012) and Medicine Walk (2014) were national bestsellers and published to brilliant reviews. Indian Horse was the People's Choice finalist in the 2013 Canada Reads competition. Richard has also been honored with the 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communications and the Molson Prize for the Arts in 2013. He lives in Kamloops, BC.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
15
Grade:
10
Awards
  • Short-listed, International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
  • Winner, Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature
  • Winner, First Nations Community Reads
  • Winner, People's Choice Award of Canada Reads
Editorial Review

"...to watch Richard Wagamese come home in this novel is to watch a phoenix climb. This man and this book are a part of the landscape."

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