The Redemption of Oscar Wolf by James Bartleman

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In the early 1930s, Oscar Wolf, a 13-year-old Native from the Chippewas of Rama Indian Reserve, sets fire to the business section of his village north of Toronto in a fit of misguided rage against white society, inadvertently killing his grandfather and a young maid. Tortured by guilt and fearful of divine retribution, Oscar sets out on a lifetime quest for redemption.

His journey takes him to California where he works as a fruit picker and prizefighter during the Great Depression, to the Second World War where he becomes a decorated soldier, to university where he excels as a student and athlete, and to the diplomatic service in the postwar era where he causes a stir at the United Nations in New York and in Colombia and Australia.

Beset by an all-too-human knack for making doubtful choices, Oscar discovers that peace of mind is indeed hard to find in this saga of mid-20th-century aboriginal life in Canada and abroad that will appeal to readers of all backgrounds and ages.

 

About James Bartleman

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James Bartleman is the bestselling author of the novel As Long as the Rivers Flow and the memoir Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he was lieutenant governor of Ontario from 2002 to 2007. He lives in Perth, Ontario.
 
Published June 15, 2013 by A J. Patrick Boyer Book. 272 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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In the 1930s, 13-year-old Oscar Wolf, a member of the Chippewa tribe in Ontario, sets fire to a store in an act of rage against the white world and destroys the entire business district in his small town, killing his grandfather and a young maid. As the reader follows Oscar through the next 30 ye...

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In the 1930s, 13-year-old Oscar Wolf, a member of the Chippewa tribe in Ontario, sets fire to a store in an act of rage against the white world and destroys the entire business district in his small town, killing his grandfather and a young maid. As the reader follows Oscar through the next 30 ye...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Redemption of Oscar Wolf

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