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The Resource Mistakes to run with, Yasuko Thanh

Mistakes to run with, Yasuko Thanh

Label
Mistakes to run with
Title
Mistakes to run with
Statement of responsibility
Yasuko Thanh
Title variation
Mistakes to run with
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A devastatingly honest memoir that reckons with the past in order to ask whether the things that happen to us--and the choices we make--dictate the people that we become. Mistakes to Run With chronicles the turbulent early years of Yasuko Thanh's life, from a rough childhood to her teen years as a sex worker to her emergence as a writer. Growing up in a housing project in Victoria, BC, Thanh rebels against her extremely religious parents. She's an honours student, but also a nascent delinquent, cutting herself and getting arrested for shoplifting. By fifteen her parents have kicked her out. She runs away repeatedly from foster homes, acquiring a taste for drugs and alcohol and learning unlikely lessons about sex, power, and friendship. By the time she enters the world of sex work she feels completely abandoned--by her family, her friends, her school, and society. After a stint in jail at sixteen, she meets her pimp, Jesse, and falls in love. The next chapter of her life takes us from the motel rooms of Victoria to the streets of Vancouver, as Thanh endures further hardship: beatings, arrests, Jesse's crack cocaine addiction, and an unwanted pregnancy. It's the act of writing that ultimately becomes a solace from her suffering--but even as publication and awards bolster her, she remains haunted by her past
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
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Thanh, Yasuko
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thanh, Yasuko
  • Thanh, Yasuko
  • Authors, Canadian
Label
Mistakes to run with, Yasuko Thanh
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1080216506
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780735234413
Label
Mistakes to run with, Yasuko Thanh
Publication
Control code
on1080216506
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780735234413

Library Locations

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      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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      901 S. Edward St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6R2, CA
      48.371764 -89.278579
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