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Indian Horse

(2012)
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Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" (New York Times).

After being taken forcibly from his family, Saul is placed in an abusive boarding school determined to expunge his Ojibway traditions and knowledge. But he finds salvation each morning at dawn, practicing hockey alone on the school's makeshift ice rink. Saul's gift is undeniable: He quickly rises from his school's all-Ojibway team to the white-dominated regional circuit. As his skills improve and he gains notoriety, however, each of his victories on the ice is met by racism and hate. As the years pass, Saul must reconcile his passion - the game he loves, that allowed him to escape poverty - with the harshness of a world that will never make him entirely welcome.

Unfolding against the bleak loveliness of Northern Ontario - all rock, marsh, bog, and cedar - this is a singular story of resilience from a beloved storyteller.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Indian Horse is a force for healing in our beautiful, broken world." - Kathleen Winter


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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 1-57131-130-0 / 978-1-57131-130-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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March 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Indian Horse
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 1-77162-190-7 / 978-1-77162-190-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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January 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Indian Horse
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 1-55365-402-1 / 978-1-55365-402-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 1-978636-85-7 / 978-1-978636-85-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Indian Horse: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Availability: Amazon   


January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Indian Horse
Author(s): Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Availability: Amazon CA