Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Indian horse: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:

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

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6edb9143-426d-fc06-9597-9507ee9aa8da
Grouping Title indian horse
Grouping Author wagamese richard
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-08 04:20:56AM
Last Indexed 2019-01-18 04:42:38AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Wagamese, Richard,
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Wagamese, Richard
available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge, Online Hoopla Collection, Southside
display_description 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.
format_category_santafe Books, eBook
format_santafe Book, eBook
id 6edb9143-426d-fc06-9597-9507ee9aa8da
isbn 9781571311306, 9781571319883
item_details hoopla:MWT12113574||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12113574||Available Online||||, ils:.b15047477|.i20114266|La Farge|Fiction Wagamese, R|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||, ils:.b15047477|.i20114278|Southside|Fiction Wagamese, R|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||co||
itype_santafe , Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-01-18T11:42:38.566Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Wagamese, R
local_time_since_added_santafe Year
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9781571311306
publishDate 2018
record_details hoopla:MWT12113574|eBook|eBook||English|Milkweed Editions,|2018.|1 online resource, ils:.b15047477|Book|Books|First US edition.|English|Milweed Editions,|2018.|220 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12113574 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:.b15047477 .i20114278 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b15047477 .i20114266 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Bildungrsromans, Electronic books, Indians of North America -- Canada -- Fiction, Ojibwa Indians -- Canada -- Fiction
title_display Indian horse : a novel
title_full Indian horse : a novel / Richard Wagamese, Indian horse : a novel [electronic resource] / Richard Wagamese
title_short Indian horse :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Electronic books, Indians of North America, Ojibwa Indians