The sunset route : a memoir / by Carrot Quinn.
- ISBN: 9780593133286
- ISBN: 0593133285
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, 
"After an abusive, neglected childhood spent on welfare and in and out of homelessness in Alaska, raised by a mother who believed she was the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, Carrot Quinn moved out on her own. She found a sense of belonging with a bunch of straight-edge anarchists who taught her how to traverse the country by freight trains, sleep in fields under the stars, and find her food by foraging in dumpsters. Her new life was one of thrilling adventure and freedom, but still, the ghosts of her lonely and traumatic childhood continued to haunt her. The Sunset Route is a powerful and brazingly honest adventure memoir set in the unseen corners of the United States--in the unforgiving Alaskan tundra, on trains rattling through forests and deserts, as well as in low-income apartments and crowded punk houses--following a remarkable protagonist who has witnessed more tragedy than she thought she could ever hold and who must learn to heal her own heart. Ultimately, it is a meditation on the natural world as a spiritual anchor, revealing all the ways that forgiveness can set us free"-- Provided by publisher.
Search for related items by subject
Street children > Alaska > Biography.
Alternative lifestyles > United States.