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Indian Horse

by Richard Wagamese

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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 was a Canadian author and journalist. An Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario, he published over a dozen books. He was was best known for his 2012 novel Indian Horse, which won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2013, was a competing title in the 2013 edition of Canada Reads, and was adapted into a 2017 feature length film, Indian Horse, released after his death.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
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Awards
  • Short-listed, International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
  • Winner, "People's Choice" Award of Canada Reads
  • Winner, First Nations Community 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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