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Dream Wheels

Dream Wheels

Rodeo cowboy Joe Willie Wolfchild, riding an explosive bull called See Four and moments away from becoming World Champion, suffers a devastating accident. His parents and grandparents use all their native wisdom to ease him out of his subsequent bitter depression, but without success.

Meanwhile, in a distant city, a troubled young kid named Aiden plans a holdup that goes wrong and lands himself in jail. When he emerges, a sympathetic police officer arranges a job at a ranch, where his mother Claire will accompany him in an attempt to restore their relationship. It is the Wolfchild ranch.

Supported by the ferocious strength and native spirituality of the Wolfchild women, Joe Willie and Aiden fight through painful transformations, and their physical and mental rehabilitations are mirrored in the age-worn chrome of an ancient pickup truck they restore together.

As the two men first clash and then come together in a friendship that helps each overcome the challenge of reentering a world that’s forever changed, Claire’s eyes are opened to a life she has never hoped for and opens her heart to a love she still can’t convince herself she deserves. W

Dream Wheels by Richard Wagamese is written with lyric intensity and a great respect for native teachings.

Book Details

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publish Date: August 22, 2006
ISBN: 9780312359263
Language: English

About the Author

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017) was one of Canada’s foremost writers, and one of the leading indigenous writers in North America. He was the author of several acclaimed memoirs and more than a dozen novels. He won numerous awards and honors for his writing, including the People’s Choice winner of the national Canada Reads competition in 2013, for Indian Horse.

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