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Indian horse : a novel / Richard Wagamese.

By: Wagamese, Richard [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First US edition.Description: 220 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781571311306; 1571311300.Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Canada -- Fiction | Ojibwa Indians -- Canada -- Fiction | Canada | FICTION -- Coming of Age | FICTION -- Literary | FICTION -- Native American & Aboriginal | FICTION -- Sports | Racism | Hockey stories | Indians of North America | Ojibwa Indians | Canada | First Nations -- Fiction | Ojibwa -- Fiction | First Nations -- Residential schools -- Fiction | First Nations -- Athletes -- Fiction | First Nations -- Hockey players -- FictionGenre/Form: Bildungsromans. | Fiction. | Bildungrsromans. | Bildungrsromans.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Indian horse.DDC classification: 813/.54 Other classification: FIC059000 | FIC043000 | FIC019000 | FIC038000 Summary: 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.
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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.

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