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Indian Horse - Richard Wagamese

Indian Horse

Author Richard Wagamese

  • Published: 2012-01-27
  • Category: Literary
4.5 Stars
From 160 Customers Review
Price: $17.99


"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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • There are few important books

    From napgabe
    ...but this is one.
  • Indian Horse - fantastic, suggested read.

    From Asandre
    Incredibly succinct and powerful. Could not stop once I started.
  • Indian Horse

    From Bronayne
    Beautifully detailed.
  • Fantastic

    From Caitsad
    A beautifully written book; one that I was sad to finish. Somehow knowing where the story was going made no difference, it was the well-told journey that was captivating.
  • Beautiful! Excellent! Very moving.

    From bothuman
    such a beautifully written work. I am so grateful to have read it.