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Heart berries : a memoir / Terese Marie Mailhot ; with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane.

Heart berries : a memoir

Mailhot, Terese Marie, author. (Author).
Alexie, Sherman, writer of supplementary textual content. (Added Author).
Kane, Joan Naviyuk, writer of supplementary textual content. (Added Author).

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    1 current holds with 3 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main 362.1968521 M282h (Text) 31307023229695 Non Fiction Available -
Van Belkum 362.1968521 M282h (Text) 31307023737101 Non Fiction Available -
Westside 362.1968521 M282h (Text) 31307023330733 Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781619023345 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1619023342 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xvi, 142 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie 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 truevoice, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mailhot, Terese Marie > Health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Patients > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.
Manic-depressive illness > Patients > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.
Indian women > Northwest, Pacific > Biography.

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