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From the Ashes
- My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way
- Auteur(s): Jesse Thistle
- Narrateur(s): Jesse Thistle
- Durée: 9 h et 55 min
- Version intégrale
In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high-school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually, the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts.
Eye-opening and riveting
- Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-10-14
Thankyou for the telling
Évalué le: 2020-02-09
Gut-wrenching. So much truth that I wanted to plug my ears but knowing this was a memoir forced me to stay with it in support for this beautifully messy human. Jesse’s voice will likely stay with me for the rest of my life like a handful of my all-time favourite novels that wiggle their way in so they become a part of you.
I am currently dealing with a family situation that made me painfully aware that Jesse’s painful journey may become the fate of my loved one. I searched for nuggets to grasp on to that might help me to prevent the pain that lies ahead. I saw myself in many of Jesse’s loved ones.
I finished the story feeling shattered yet grateful for the insight and so very proud of this man for his courage. That a person who couldn’t read or write with his peers can achieve the publication of such a thoughtful piece of work is personally inspiring.
All. The. Feels. ❤️💔❤️