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Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. 

Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can’t stop running and moves restlessly from job to job - through fishing grounds, orchards, and logging camps - trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. 

With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.  

©2020 Michelle Good (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Poor narration,mediocre plot

I have never listened to an audio book with such an annoying narrator.every sentence sounds sing-song and my partner thought it was a computer reading the book. The narration was the worst experience.
It wasn’t until the end when some very moving material appeared,otherwise a very mediocre book terribly read.

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Every Canadian needs to read this

This book was such a lovely moving story of strength, and survival, as well as heartache and sorrow. While the subject matter is difficult and hard to listen too at times, I believe it's our responsibility as Canadians to learn as much as we can so we can do better.

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  • 2021-03-11

heartwarming & heartwrenching

So sad that we out people through such an experience. And I have no words for the resilience shown by these characters!

Already recommending!

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A very timely read about Indian schools

I quite enjoyed this book . Its was my 2nd audible . The author very cleverly wove the characters and stores together and sometimes you needed to listen very carefully to a following chapter to what had happened to a character such as Howie .

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Important story, but poor narration

Such an important story, so listened through... but very difficult with this narration. I had read similar responses in other reviews. Found the narrator did voices well (for the most part) but all the narration in between dialogue had the same mechanical upward inclinations throughout. Feel it detracted greatly from the story itself. But definitely worth it to help build a better understanding of what Canada's Indigenous population may have experienced through the Residential School system and how that trauma has impacted their lives over the years that followed, and in turn, the generations that followed them.

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Heartwrenching

Beautifully told story of the heart breaking truth of residential institutions. The truth will prevail.

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Enlightening

A must read and should be considered for high school learning.
It brings to light a number of troubling issues with an excellent narrative perspective.
Compassionate and knowledgeable.

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too upsetting

I couldn't finish this because it was too disturbing. I couldn't listen to all the violence and tape

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A stirring story that made me weep

Took a few minutes to get used to listening to the narrator but soon settled into the stories of these peoples lives, their terrifying experiences at the hands of other humans and their indomitable spirits. I cried at the injustice that was done to this people group, the ignorance, blind obedience, abuse and misrepresentation of God. This audio book made me want to know more about the true stories of the Residential School system as I have family with parents who experienced it.

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hard on your heart -- that's a good thing

as many of us are realising the horrors carried out on native people in Canada, this story is a well written tale of 5 children taken to Indian School, and how their lives eventually braided and wove together. Although characterised as fiction, it's easy to imagine it's based in fact. This story will be hard on your heart, and that's a good thing. All Canadians need to know about our dark and shameful history. Thank you so much for this book.

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  • 2021-07-20

Read it yourself.

The story is powerful but the performance gets in the way and makes it hard to get lost in it. It’s a barrier to feeling the emotions that the author evokes