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Author Thistle, Jesse, author.

Title From the ashes : my story of being indigenous, homeless, and finding my way / By Jesse Thistle.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 THISTLE    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY THISTLE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B THISTLE, J.    Check Shelf
Edition Simon & Schuster Canada Edition.
Description xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. 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. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse's drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heart-warming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education--and newfound love--he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Thistle, Jesse.
Métis -- Biography.
Homeless persons -- Canada -- Biography.
Addicts -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1982182946
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