TOPICAL: Terese’s memoir comes to us on the heels of a fierce debate in Canada about cultural appropriation and the hunger to hear from our Indigenous and marginalized voices. Terese’s book will be a fresh and powerful contribution to our culture and the ongoing conversation and desire for change and greater diversity represented in publishing and media.
STRONG SUPPORT: Sherman Alexie is a mentor of Terese’s, and is writing an introduction for the book. He has also agreed to support Counterpoint’s US publication in terms of publicity. We intend to widen support for Terese and plan a large author mail-out for endorsements.
POWERFUL WRITING: Terese is a stunning writer—poetic and precise, and potent without being overwrought. It is impossible not to sink into the writing. At only around 30,000 words, it’s a mesmerizing, visceral reading experience you won’t soon forget.
Advance Praise for Heart Berries:
“Heart Berries is an epic take—an Iliad for the Indigenous. It is the story of one First Nations woman and her geographic, emotional and theological search for meaning in a colonial world. It is disturbing and hilarious. It contains sentences of such poetry and power that you will be compelled to set the book down and walk away to recover from the tremors. Terese is a world-changing talent and I recommend this book with 100% of my soul.”—Sherman Alexie
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