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

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    • Publication Information:
      Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
    • Abstract:
      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, but their tough-love attitudes meant conflicts became commonplace. And the ghost of Jesse's drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling, 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. One day, he finally realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful experiences with abuse, uncovering the truth about his parents, and how he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family through education. An eloquent exploration of what it means to live in a world surrounded by prejudice and racism and to be cast adrift, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help one find happiness despite the odds."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      NorQuest College: Canadian author.
      NorQuest College: Indigenous author.
      3 22 32
    • ISBN:
      9781982101213
    • Accession Number:
      neos.8791410
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      THISTLE, J. From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, [s. d.]. ISBN 9781982101213. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 8 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Thistle J. From the Ashes : My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. Simon & Schuster http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875. Accessed December 8, 2019.
    • APA:
      Thistle, J. (n.d.). From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Thistle, Jesse. 2019. From the Ashes : My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. Simon & Schuster. Accessed December 8. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Thistle, J. (no date) From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way. Simon & Schuster. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 8 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Thistle, J n.d., From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way, Simon & Schuster, viewed 8 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Thistle, Jesse. From the Ashes : My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. Simon & Schuster. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875. Accessed 8 Dec. 2019.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Thistle, Jesse. From the Ashes : My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. Simon & Schuster. Accessed December 8, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Thistle J. From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way [Internet]. Simon & Schuster; [cited 2019 Dec 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8791410&custid=s3443875

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Thistle and his two brothers fended for themselves from a young age, after their mother fled their abusive father and their father abandoned them. After a brief but terrifying stint in foster care, they moved in with their grandparents. The boys all start drinking young, but Thistle, haunted by his addict father, quickly escalates his use, steals to support his habits, and ultimately gets kicked out of the house. Living on the streets in between jail stays, he hits rock bottom and realizes he must change. His powerful and moving memoir is also a scathing indictment of the treatment of Indigenous people and the myriad ways systems fail them. It can be hard to read, not only because of how terrible things get for Thistle, but also in its structure: brief essay-like snippets that often lack resolution, true to the nature of memory and time lost to addiction. Hand this to readers seeking a follow-up to Terese Marie Mailhot's memoir Heart Berries (2018) or Tommy Orange's novel There, There (2018). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.