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The Resource From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Label
From the Ashes
Title
From the Ashes
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Thistle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. 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
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10807487
Cataloging source
BT
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Thistle, Jesse
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Lifestyle - Wellbeing
  • Autobiography
  • Social Science
Target audience
adult
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my story of being Metis, homeless, and finding my way
Label
From the Ashes
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_649652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982101237
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
From the Ashes
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_649652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982101237
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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