Heart Berries: A Memoir Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-14 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings

" This short memoir deals with a lot of pretty heavy stuff, including child abuse, mental illness, poverty, and the struggles of indigenous cultures. Despite the brutality of the topics, the language is richly poetic and gripping. " said.

" I don’t even know how to begin. This is unlike anything I’ve read. It feels like you’re inside the author’s mind, looking out at her life as she comes to terms with herself, her family, her past, present, and future. It’s disquieting, often disturbing, brilliantly written. " said.

" Mailhot is a writer to be reckoned with. Heart Berries is a raw, unfiltered look at Mailhot's life told via ethereal and poetic proses. However, Mailhot's proses felt disjointed at times making her story, at times, inaccessible to the reader. " said.

" Memoir filtered through the poetics of mind and language. Raw, primal, elemental. Memory as abstraction; emotion as compass, weapon, and shield, and yet always as truth. Necessarily fragmented and apportioned, speaking to her loudest truths and structurally, aesthetically informed and sometimes mirroring her diagnosis. Completely unique and immersive reading experience. " said.

" An intimate portrait of an Indian woman and her struggles with mental illness and the darkness of her past. Mailhot's writing is poignant, rendering an incredible difficult story into beautiful and heartfelt passages of pure poetry. " said.

" This poetic memoir deconstructs Indigenous stereotypes, as Terese Marie Mailhot disrupts what her narrative should look like, re-imagining personal sovereignty on her own terms! " said.

"Heart Berries was relentlessly interesting on an intellectual, emotional and stylistic level, and painful to read. The way the plot moved and things got communicated was enigmatic and moving in a way that I find abstract visual art can be. I think the book is really a lot like modern art, and that it pushed the forefront and boundaries of memoir. On the emotional side, the narrator's internal and external struggles were so complicated that the book made me deeply thoughtful, and reading it in one weekend made me feel somewhat wrecked. Yes, in a good way, but also because of the questions the narrator's story and experience raise about mental health as it relates to family history and trauma. In other words, I found the book to be both comforting and disturbing. A deeply complex and interesting read." said.

"This was an artfully crafted memoir. It was honest, strong, mournful, beautiful. The book itself was small but the content heavy and big. Terese Marie Mailhot has a way with words. You can just FEEL them.

In the afterword she is discussing honesty and disclosure. A statement she made I think really rings true to her book: "Crafting truth to be as bare as it feels (was important)".

This was a book that was being read in a Goodreads book club and I am not sure if I would have come upon it otherwise. So, I am very thankful that this was chosen and that I was able to find and read it. 5/5 stars.
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