After a careful consideration of the list of books we discussed earlier, I recommend Century to buy the second rights to Indian Horse (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012) by Richard Wagamese.
Our customers are literate, highly educated and in favour of traditional publishers. Indian Horse incorporates English literature and the aboriginal, the two important subjects, through a native voice that can connect with our customer base. The storytelling is vivid, bold and educational which will draw the readers on, guide them through the struggle of cultural alienation, and allow them to be critical. The insight and the reveal of the history of residential schools in Canada, which is not typically taught in school or a commonly discussed topic, is worthwhile to be brought into attention and shared with more readers.
On top of the fact that Mr.Wagamese is the first Aboriginal Canadian to receive the National Newspaper Award for Column Writing, (2) Indian Horse is one of Wagamese’s best known books, which is proven by being chosen as the winner of several awards as well as on many bestseller’s lists. It has won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2013, First Nation Communities Read, and is on the bestseller’s list of Globe and Mail and the Canadian Booksellers Association. (1)