Genocidal love : a life after residential school
—Fox, Bevann, 1968- author.
Book
2020
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"A residential school survivor's complicated path toward healing and love. Genocidal Love delves into the long-term effects of childhood trauma on those who attended residential school and demonstrates the power of story to help in recovery and healing. Presenting herself as 'Myrtle, ' Bevann Fox recounts her early childhood filled with love and warmth on the First Nation reservation with her grandparents. At the age of seven she was sent to residential school, and her horrific experiences of abuse there left her without a voice, timid and nervous, never sure, never trusting, and always searching. This is the story of Myrtle battling to recover her voice. This is the story of her courage and resilience throughout the arduous process required to make a claim for compensation for the abuse she experienced at residential school--a process that turned out to be yet another trauma at the hands of the colonial power. This is the story of one woman finally standing up to the painful truth of her past and moving beyond it for the sake of her children and grandchildren. In recounting her tumultuous life, Fox weaves truth and fiction together as a means of bringing clarity to the complex emotions and situations she faced as she walked her path toward healing."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Fox, Bevann, 1968- -- Childhood and youth.
Indigenous children -- Abuse of -- Canada.
Native peoples -- Canada -- Residential schools.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Creative nonfiction.
Other Authors:
Coupal, Michelle, 1963- writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9780889777477
9780889777415 (trade paperback)
0889777470
0889777411
Description:
xxxv, 233 pages ; 18 cm
Notes:
Includes discussion questions.
Canadiana.
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Link to PAC
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