This Memoir by Terese Marie is non-linear and written with such Poetry that the repugnancy of her pain and trauma while quite bleak, fierce and on the verge of causing the reader to scream with anguish and vexation, instead becomes dulcet and compelling. Her courageous & vulnerable stream of consciousness Writing is something innovative and abstract in this genre and although it took me a minute to adjust, ultimately I came to marvel at and appreciate. I wished that she had shared other aspects of her Journey since the bulk of it was consumed by her relationship with one particular man who was a manipulative liar and so by choosing to have a child with him she is now in a life long relationship with someone quite toxic. This left me feeling that for her there is no end to suffering and pain, which seems unnecessary, self-sabotaging and incongruent. I was fortunate enough to listen to the Audiobook as well, and I found the Narrator, Rainy Fields brought the precise tone this story needed. A unique and nuanced read for those interested in a modern Indigenous Woman's audacious story.

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