An International Bestseller
A Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Nonfiction Winner
An Indigenous Voices Award Winner
A High Plains Book Award Winner
A CBC Canada Reads Finalist
An Award-Winning Author
Abandoned as a toddler, Jesse Thistle and his two brothers were placed in foster care. Eventually placed with their paternal grandparents, the children often clashed with their tough-love attitude. Soon, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, resulting in more than a decade living on and off the streets. Facing struggles many of us cannot imagine, Jesse knew he would die unless he turned his life around. Through perseverance and newfound love, he managed to find his way back into the embrace of his Indigenous culture and family.