Scratching River Audiobook, by Michelle Porter Play Audiobook Sample

Scratching River Audiobook

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Read By: Michelle Porter Publisher: Penguin Canada Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780735246850

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Longest Chapter Length:

23:32 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:13 minutes

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Publisher Description

Scratching River braids the voices of mother, brother, sister, ancestor, and river to create a story about environmental, personal, and collective healing. This memoir revolves around a search for home for the author’s older brother, who is both autistic and schizophrenic, and an unexpected emotional journey that led to acceptance, understanding and, ultimately, reconciliation. Michelle Porter brings together the oral history of a Métis ancestor, studies of river morphology, and news clippings about abuse her older brother endured at a rural Alberta group home to tell a tale about love, survival, and hope. This book is a voice in your ear, urging you to explore your own braided histories and relationships.

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About Michelle Porter

Michelle Porter is the descendent of a long line of Métis storytellers. Many of her ancestors told stories using music, and today she tells stories using the written word. She is the author of a memoir and a book of poetry, Inquiries, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry in Canada in 2019. Her book of creative nonfiction called Approaching Fire was shortlisted for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award. She holds degrees in journalism, folklore, English, and geography. Her work has been published in literary journals and magazines across the country. She teaches creative writing and Métis literature at Memorial University. She is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation and she lives in Newfoundland and Labrador.