Thunder through my veins Memories of a Métis childhood



4 thoughts on “Thunder through my veins Memories of a Métis childhood

  1. Rebecca Vokey Rebecca Vokey says:

    This stands out as one of the worst reads I've ever been dragged through The author clearly has identity issues beyond the first and last pages of this novel He believes he is part Cree after flipping through old photos of his dad and coming to the conclusion that his dad LOOKS Cree therefore he must be Cree too That's a far fetched presumption there I also distinctly remember a part where he compares himself with Dustin Hoffman in The Little Big Horn explaining that he felt connected to Hoffman's role which is supposed to be proof that Scofield is indeed of First Nations descent because Hoffman is surely First Nations Hoffman is American of Jewish Romanian and Ukranian descentAfter Scofield wrote this novel of the struggles he went through as an outsider due to his Cree heritage he finds out his dad was actually Jewish This is explained through his stepmom There's also a video out there of him trying to make latkas with his partner maybe to better understand the trials and tribulations of being Jewish as well as First Nations This isn't to take away from the rest of the author's real trials he went through such as sexual abuse and other abuse I just don't think his memoir is at all exemplary of Canadian literature Maybe the author should do his homework first before attempting to take on someone else's cultural identity


  2. Ringthebells Ringthebells says:

    I picked up this book in hopes of getting a new look at life in Canada and it was good for that The author went through a lot of crappy stuff as a kid so there's a bleakness to it but it's relieved by the fact that from the beginning you know he'll make it through and become a published writer


  3. Wilfred Wilfred says:

    A brutally honest memoir of survival A uest to find family love an acceptance A uest to find true identity as a Metis person


  4. Brenden Gallagher Brenden Gallagher says:

    I am not usually one for memoirs of a difficult childhood The Angela's Ashes subgenre just isn't for me But there are a few things about Gregory Scofield's Thunder Through My Veins that make the book worth your time even if you are usually allergic to this kind of storyThe most important point in Scofield's favor is his prose style Scofield is a poet and that is abundantly obvious in his lyrical beautiful writing His descriptions are brilliant and the way he reckons with memory desire and belonging is so deeply moving Secondly Scofield's relationship with his Native American heritage provides a deep and meaningful throughline throughout this memoir He reckons with his cultural heritage and the baggage of his family unflinchingly and beautifully carefully dissecting the interplay of culture heredity heritage and community Finally Scofield isn't one to wallow There are moments of beauty embedded in his darkest memories and he is careful to tease them out Conversely he resists easy narratives of getting better or getting out and is careful to meditate on how trauma and pain linger and color life even after it improves Thunder Through My Veins is a beautiful memoir of a young man coming to terms with his Native American heritage specifically being part Cree and part white his homosexuality and the demons that he and his family have had to wrestle with And it is the kind of book that you will get a lot out of even if that doesn't sound like a book you would ever pick up and read


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Thunder through my veins Memories of a Métis childhood [Reading] ➬ Thunder through my veins Memories of a Métis childhood ➳ Gregory Scofield – Buyprobolan50.co.uk All Gregory Scofield ever wanted to do was to belong Born into a Metis family of Cree Scottish English and French descent but never told of his heritage Gregory knew he was different his feelings of d All Gregory Scofield ever wanted to do my veins ePUB ✓ was to belong Born into a Metis family of Cree Scottish English and French descent but never told of his heritage Gregory knew he was different his feelings of displacement only heightened by a family life marked by poverty illness abuse and loss Separated from his mother when he was just five sent to live with strangers and extended family he tried to make sense of a world which often didn't make any sense at all As he grew Thunder through Epub / clinging to the edge of an already misunderstood society Gregory faced his own diversity and rejection from the Native community who were unable to accept him for himselfThis is Gregory Scofield's traumatic tender and redeeming story of his fight to discover himself a young man who has become an acclaimed award winning poet celebrated for his sensual imagery and lyrical use of Cree words and rhythms He is a gifted writer inspired by his heritage his brothers and sisters and his art Thunder Through My Veins is through my veins Epub Ý proof of that art a story of wholeness of a young man finally able to harmonize often very disparate voices into one joyful song Universal in its themes and in the delicate but powerful emotional moments that speak to all readers Thunder Through My Veins is a beautiful painful and tremendously hopeful book.