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04-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Last year I read a novel that I was late at arriving to... INDIAN HORSE. It was my favourite read last year...absolutely phenomenal. I had to keep reminding myself that it was a novel and not a memoir.


Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now hes a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people hes sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that hell find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life hes led as a northern Ojibway, with all its 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 when hes 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.

The movie was just released a week and a half ago and it is as phenomenal and gut-wrenching and devastating and beautiful as the book. YOU SHOULD GO SEE IT!

Aimless Lady
05-19-2018, 04:41 AM
I want to see this movie. Richard Wagamese is one of my favourite authors. I'm glad to hear the movie is as good as the book. LOVE the book.