Indian Horse

Item Information
Item#: 9781553654025
Author Richard Wagamese
Publisher Douglas & Mcintyre
Cover Paperback
 


Saul Indian Horse has hit rock bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he is a reluctant resident in a treatment center for alcoholics, surrounded by people he is sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace and comes to the realization that the only way to obtain peace is by telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through Sauls life he led as a Northern Ojibway, with all it's joys and sorrows.

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 and sent to a residental school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. The harsh realities of the 1960' in Canada, be battles with 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.