Carol Huynh defends Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese


Carol Huynh is one of Canada's best wrestlers, with 11 Canadian championships, four world championship medals and two Olympic medals under her belt.

Richard Wagamese is one of Canada's foremost Native authors and storytellers with six novels, a book of poetry and five non-fiction titles to his name.

Richard Wagamese's latest novel, Indian Horse deals with Saul Indian Horse, an alcoholic Ojibway man who finds himself the reluctant resident of an alcohol treatment centre after his latest binge. To come to peace with himself, he must tell his story. Wagamese takes readers on the often difficult journey through Saul's life, from his painful forced separation from his family and land when he's sent to a residential school to the brief salvation he finds in playing hockey. The novel is an unflinching portrayal of the harsh reality of life in 1960s Canada, where racism reigns and Saul's spirit is destroyed by the alienating effects of cultural displacement.

Indian Horse is Richard Wagamese's sixth novel. It was published by Douglas & McIntyre in February 2012.

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