Chris Beach’s New Novel Tackles Problems in Foster Care System

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Chris Beach’s New Novel Tackles Problems in Foster Care System

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Chris Beach’s new novel Indian Joe Blow: Pishikii-Kigeet-Black Eagle Thunderbird Man (published by AuthorHouse) tells the story of Joe, a foster child who falls through the cracks of the system.

Joe’s life starts out rough. His mother, Susan, gives birth at an early age and his father and grandfather both reject him. She flees the reservation with him for fear that they will force her to get an abortion and heads to Winnipeg to live with an aunt in the city where Joe is born.

At the time of his birth, Joe is diagnosed with a medical condition known as fetal alcohol syndrome and is taken by child family services. He is shuffled through many different foster homes throughout his life, subjected to physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual abuse.

Joe then decides to run away and live on the streets of Winnipeg where his life continues on a downward spiral of helpless, hopelessness and despair. He gets hooked on alcohol, street drugs and is forced into a lifestyle of prostitution, eventually becoming suicidal and hanging himself. Joe is transported to the spirit world where he confronts his demons, meets his ancestors, and begins to uncover Aboriginal teachings.

A profound story that will touch anyone with Aboriginal roots or ties to the foster care system, Indian Joe Blow confronts readers with difficult and meaningful subject matter.

About the Author
Living in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, Chris Beach is a teacher and a counselor having received his teaching degree and counseling certificate from the University of Manitoba in 1991. He came from a large family of six girls and five boys, and has a total of seven children and many foster children of his own. For most of his career, he has worked with Aboriginal youth in Winnipeg, with Beach also being of Aboriginal descent. This book is his first published book, but he is hard at work on his next book.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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