Indian Horse (Kobo eBook)

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“This flawless novel is an epic tragedy graced with tendrils of hope . . . a powerful fictional illumination of a Native North American life.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Named a “Best Novel of the Decade” by Literary Hub

The Basis for the Award-Winning Movie

Saul Indian Horse is a child when his family retreats into the woods. Among the lakes and the cedars, they attempt to reconnect with half-forgotten traditions and hide from the authorities who have been kidnapping Ojibway youth. But when winter approaches, Saul loses everything: his brother, his parents, his beloved grandmother—and then his home itself.

Alone in the world and placed in a horrific boarding school, Saul is surrounded by violence and cruelty. At the urging of a priest, he finds a tentative salvation in hockey. Rising at dawn to practice alone, Saul proves determined and undeniably gifted. His intuition and vision are unmatched. His speed is remarkable. Together they open doors for him: away from the school, into an all-Ojibway amateur circuit, and finally within grasp of a professional career. Yet as Saul’s victories mount, so do the indignities and the taunts, the racism and the hatred—the harshness of a world that will never welcome him, tied inexorably to the sport he loves.

Spare and compact yet undeniably rich, Indian Horse is at once a heartbreaking account of a dark chapter in our history and a moving coming-of-age story.

“Shocking and alien, valuable and true . . . A master of empathy.” —Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

“A wonderful coming-of-age novel.” —Outside Magazine

“Wagamese has sneakily written one of the great works of sport literature.” —Literary Hub

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781571319883
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: April 9th, 2018