Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians

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Winner of the 2018 HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction Michelle Good's FIVE LITTLE INDIANS, told from the alternating points of view of five former residential school students as they struggle to survive in 1960s Vancouver—one finding her way into the dangerous world of the American Indian movement; one finding unexpected strength in motherhood; and one unable to escape his demons - and the bonds of friendship that sustain them, inspired by the author's experiences.

Title:Five Little Indians
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    Five Little Indians Reviews

  • Carolyn Walsh

    I believe this is an important book that centres on the horrible systematic abuse native children endured in residential schools. By focusing on the experiences of five children forcibly taken from th...

  • Dani

    Michelle Good is a Cree author from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Her debut novel Five Little Indians follows five residential school survivors in Vancouver as they each grapple with the t...

  • Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Why I wanted to read this bookI had Five Little Indians on my list to read after the Black Lives Matter protests. I decided to look at racism a little closer to home and support Indigenous writers in ...

  • NILTON TEIXEIRA

    This is a very well written book and, in my opinion, an excellent debut. It was long listed for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. It didn’t make the cut for the short list. At first I was afraid tha...

  • Glenn Sumi

    UPDATE June 24, 2021: 750 more suspected unmarked graves found near another former Indian residential school (this one in Saskatchewan)*A disturbing, revelatory look at survivors of Canada's residenti...

  • Jiny S

    The book perfectly captures the plight of Canada’s indigenous population as a product of institutionalized abuse and systemic discrimination by the Canadian government during 60s when Aboriginal chi...

  • Bree C.

    For the briefest of moments I wondered “how could someone come up with such horrors to write about?” and then I of course remembered, this is far too many people’s reality. I loved this book. I ...

  • Susan Sanford Blades

    I've deleted my review because I wrote it before the author and I were placed on the shortlist for a prize together. Now that we are on the list, I feel it's inappropriate to have reviewed her book....

  • Jodi

    This book was tremendously moving and upsetting. It was quite difficult to read at times. But reading it was necessary.You know, I realize no one living today is responsible for creating residential s...

  • Erin

    One of the longlist nominees the Scotiabank Giller Prize (a really awesome literary prize here in Canada), Michelle Good tells us the story of 5 fictional characters after their time in a remote Canad...