Indian Horse Indian Horse

Indian Horse

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Publisher Description

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post

Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys.

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. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
January 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
232
Pages
PUBLISHER
Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
4.1
MB

Customer Reviews

XTcat ,

An eloquently written account of all things we never knew about an Indigenous life

This is a story of a young man that, at first, we might rather not hear. By the end, the reader realizes it so well written that we are thankful to know this truth. Beautifully written, tremendously detailed, but never overwhelming, never mundane. Saul has lived many lifetimes in a comparatively short span of time but the author expertly leads us from the depths of misery to the heights of pure exhilaration and back again, many, many times. The way that our young Indian’s greatest joy and deepest fear is all connected through a favourite sport familiar to any proud Canadian, is pure genius.

Melora58 ,

A bittersweet experience…

Being a survival of child abuse, I can relate to the feelings and emotional turmoil of Saul. It brought tears to my eyes many times, but left my heart full of hope…

muscleom ,

Indian Horse. By Richard Wagamese

Today on finishing this book, I believed I understood why John A MacDonald's statue would be demanded being taken down as with others like Duncan Campbell Scott. If not removed in reconciliation,, statues of honouring the Native survivors and victims must be raised within the domains of the effigies of those European nation builders whose poisoned shadows have extended across national consciousness for centuries. As long as their shadows remain hidden, we live in a land of Amnesia, apartheid America. Thank you Mr. Wagamese, you have scorched those shadows with the torch of memory.

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