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Quill & Quire » Books of the year 2012: fiction

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Quill & Quire have named Richard Wagamese's book Indian Horse to be one of the best fiction books of 2012.

 

"Indian Horse is the story of Saul, a young Ojibway boy who lands at a residential school after his parents abandon him in the bush. The ritual abuse and humiliation suffered by the students is devastating, but the novel is shot through with moments of joy, as Saul discovers a passion for hockey and a possible escape from his bleak surroundings. As James Grainger writes in his feature review, “Saul is portrayed clearly enough to function as a believable, engaging narrator, but he also operates as a kind of allegorical figure in a larger, spiritual drama of personal and communal trauma, endurance, and recovery. Wagamese pulls off a fine balancing act: exposing the horrors of the country’s residential schools while also celebrating Canada’s national game.” "

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The effort to place a portable trailer on the reserve to house a library is part of the Write to Read Project, an initiative of the Lt. Governor of British Columbia and the Government House Foundation.

 

To date, more than a dozen libraries housed in trailers have been established in First Nation communities across B.C. as part of the project, and at the request of the SFN, the local band should have one by the end of the year.

 

- See more at: http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/news/nanaimo-region/first-nation-to-get-new-library-on-reserve-1.1933267#sthash.lwZE1sbc.dpuf

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