Indian Horse

2013 First Place Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
Douglas and McIntyre
Pub Date: 
February 2012
Pages: 
232
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1-55365-402-5
Price: 
$21.95

Indian Horse is about the journey Saul Indian Horse, a northern Ontario Ojibway man, takes back through his life, as he is dying. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family, to residential school, salvation comes through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in 1960s Canada, he battles racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.

 

 

"An unforgettable work of art."—National Post

"Richard Wagamese has seamlessly woven an accessible sports novel into the fabric of an Indigenous story of battles against history, substance abuse, and the often unrealistic expectations placed on our most gifted and talented youth." — Jury, Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature  

"Indian Horse distills much of what Wagamese has been writing about for his whole career into a clearer and sharper liquor, both more bitter and more moving than he has managed in the past. He is such a master of empathy – of delineating the experience of time passing, of lessons being learned, of tragedies being endured – that what Saul discovers becomes something the reader learns, as well, shocking and alien, valuable and true." -Globe and Mail

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Indian Horse is about the journey Saul Indian Horse, a northern Ontario Ojibway man, takes back through his life, as he is dying. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family, to residential school, salvation comes through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in 1960s Canada, he battles racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.

 

 

"An unforgettable work of art."—National Post

"Richard Wagamese has seamlessly woven an accessible sports novel into the fabric of an Indigenous story of battles against history, substance abuse, and the often unrealistic expectations placed on our most gifted and talented youth." — Jury, Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature  

"Indian Horse distills much of what Wagamese has been writing about for his whole career into a clearer and sharper liquor, both more bitter and more moving than he has managed in the past. He is such a master of empathy – of delineating the experience of time passing, of lessons being learned, of tragedies being endured – that what Saul discovers becomes something the reader learns, as well, shocking and alien, valuable and true." -Globe and Mail

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