From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle audiobook

From the Ashes: My Story of Being Indigenous, Homeless, and Finding My Way

By Jesse Thistle
Read by Jesse Thistle

Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982101213

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797131405

  • ISBN: 9781797131399

Runtime: 9.93 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This #1 internationally bestselling and award-winning memoir about overcoming trauma, prejudice, and addiction by a Métis-Cree author as he struggles to find a way back to himself and his Indigenous culture is “an illuminating, inside account of homelessness, a study of survival and freedom” (Amanda Lindhout, bestselling coauthor of A House in the Sky).

Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle and his two brothers were cut off from all they knew when they were placed in the foster care system. Eventually placed with their paternal grandparents, the children often clashed with their tough-love attitude. Worse, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father seemed to haunt the memories of every member of the family.

Soon, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, resulting in more than a decade living on and off the streets. Facing struggles many of us cannot even imagine, Jesse knew he would die unless he turned his life around. Through sheer perseverance and newfound love, he managed to find his way back into the loving embrace of his Indigenous culture and family.

Now, in this heart-wrenching and triumphant memoir, Jesse Thistle honestly and fearlessly divulges his painful past, the abuse he endured, and the tragic truth about his parents. An eloquent exploration of the dangerous impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is ultimately a celebration of love and “a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds” (Library Journal).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Blown away by [this] eloquent memoir of Métis life and surviving the streets . . . [a] strong contender for #CanadaReads.” Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author
“A heartbreaking and honest debut.”  The Globe and Mail

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Author Bio: Jesse Thistle

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English