Winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice award and the First Nations Communities Reads program and short-listed for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.
A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012
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. Evaluated and Approved by ERAC
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Review: Indian HorseUser Review - Mj - Goodreads
Richard Wagamese is a wonderful author. His writing is superb and you can see, smell and feel everything he writes about. His descriptions about nature and the outdoors are particularly outstanding ... Read full review
Review: Indian HorseUser Review - Tanya Wiles-bell - Goodreads
Indian Horse is the story of deep sadness and trauma inflicted upon thousands of First Nations people's at the hands of (Canadian) religious (and political leaders). The writing is exquisite ... Read full review