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I came across this book last year and I have had plenty of thoughts of whether to buy it or not! And so I finally bought it out of anticipation. It was sitting on my bookshelf for the longest time and thanks to this pandemic I finally decided to read it.
To be honest, this book is the most powerful book I have read. It tells the real story of women, narrated by women, and is for every woman out there. This book is raw and hurtfully honest.
You should have thought before you made a crazy Indian woman your lover.
This book was hard to read and it took me time to settle in. But it took my heart away. There was a loss, grief, pain, motherhood, love, betrayal, mental illness, and survival. I am falling out of words to describe that this book is worth reading. In one word, this book is just “Perfect” to be honest.
Reading this book was an experience of my lifetime. This book is a brutally honest book overflowing with poetic and inventive prose. Started as a therapeutic project, the reader is taken on a ride while the author is trying to figure out herself and her past. This book was just uncut and honest and you will connect with Terese in no time.
There is truth, power, and beauty in more sentences here than in almost any book I can think of. The author uses the truths and facts of her own life to explore bigger themes about what it means to be Native now, what it means to be a Native woman, and what it means to write with stakes and grace.
In other words, this book was amazing and I am glad I read it.