Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians

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
ISBN:9781443459198
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    Five Little Indians Reviews

  • Carolyn

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bree B.

    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 ...

  • Katharine

    I had a fortunate early opportunity to read this wonderful novel. It is vivid, unique and heartbreaking. I highly recommend both this book and this author. I'll read anything she goes on to write. ...

  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)

    It took me only two days to read this. I spent my day entirely reading this today. I will miss my time with these "five little Indians". I was fully invested in their stories. The Vatican and the Cana...

  • Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac)

    As a settler Canadian, I am so glad this book exists and is being nominated for big prizes. Unfortunately, it didn’t work at all for me, due to the writing and especially the naïve, faux Dickensian...

  • 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...

  • Rainer F

    Michelle Good's debut novel is longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and it could really win it. Five Little Indians is a heartbreaking account of five young First Nation kids who were kidnapped ...