|By (author):||Wagamese, Richard|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Awards:||People's Choice Award of Canada Reads (2012) Winner
International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award (2014) Short-listed
First Nations Community Reads (2012) Winner
|Publisher:||Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.|
|Size:||8.60in x 5.60in x 0.65in|
|From The Publisher*||An unforgettable work of art.-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.
|Review Quote*||"Richard Wagamese is a born storyteller."|
|Review Quote*||"Wagamese writes with brutal clarity... [and] finds alleviating balance through magical legend."|
|Review Quote*||"Wagamese is capable of true grace on the page."|
|Review Quote*||"Richard Wagamese is a national treasure."|
|Review Quote*||"Richard Wagamese's writing is sweet medicine for the soul."|
|Review Quote*||"Indian Horse is a force for healing in our beautiful, broken world."|
|Review Quote*||"Wagamese captures the beauty of hockey as few sportswriters could hope to match."|
|Review Quote*||"Wagamese pulls off a fine balancing act: exposing the horrors of the country's residential schools while also celebrating Canada's national game."|
|Review Quote*||"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. "|