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The Resource Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot

Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot

Label
Heart berries : a memoir
Title
Heart berries
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Terese Marie Mailhot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation. Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II; Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father--an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist--who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain and what we can bring ourselves to accept." Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people and to her place in the world
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Mailhot, Terese Marie
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mailhot, Terese Marie
  • Mailhot, Terese Marie
  • Indigenous women
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Seabird Island (First Nation)
Label
Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 971.137
Control code
000045252508
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780385691147
Label
Heart berries : a memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot
Publication
Note
Call # 971.137
Control code
000045252508
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780385691147

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