Metis-Cree author and York University assistant professor Jesse Thistle’s FROM THE ASHES: MY STORY OF BEING METIS, HOMELESS, AND FINDING MY WAY, sharing how the author overcame trauma, prejudice, addiction, and homelessness to find his way back to himself and to his Indigenous culture and family, pitched in the spirit of transformative memoirs like EDUCATED, HEARTLAND, and HILLBILLY ELEGY that illuminate overlooked lived experiences, sold to Daniella Wexler at Atria for publication in fall 2021, by Kevin Hanson at Simon & Schuster Canada. FROM THE ASHES was named Booknet’s # 1 bestselling Canadian authored book for the first half of 2020. Congratulations, Jesse!

Jesse Thistle is represented by Samantha Haywood at the Transatlantic Agency.