Christian Tétreault portrays three skinned people from life encountered during his own stay in a therapy house in his new book, Bums. It tells the story of the life, the escapades and the redemption of Ti-Gars, Rusty Cat and Jeep … three individuals who did not have it easy. Three guys who saw all the colors, and who opened up to him with confidence.
The life of the three men in whom Christian Tétreault was interested was not easy. Ti-Gars lost his father at the age of 14 and his life was subsequently a cycle of bad luck and shady dating. Rusty Cat left school to join the street gangs and get lost in alcohol and cocaine use. Jeep grew up in the shallows before falling into gaming hell.
“Me, what I like, what makes my heart beat, what makes me interested, are people who are a bit marginal. It’s the human being that interests me, ”comments Christian in an interview.
“I find that bums are interesting people because they are people to whom we did not give much chance, to whom we put sticks in the wheels. To whom we told, you won’t be able to do this or that, you will almost go over the edge of the precipice, but you will manage to come back. There are people who have interesting, captivating lives, who have had to be creative, resilient, who are street smarts. “
The author likes to see how these people manage to beat the odds. “At the end of the line, these three have succeeded in achieving something that we all aim: to be happy. And to be someone, for someone else. Often times bums who succeed in de-mist – but there is always a background – these are people who have all my admiration. “
Christian met Ti-Gars, Rusty Cat and Jeep during a three-week stay in the Pierre – Péladeau therapy house, where he himself treated a vodka addiction.
“I went to therapy at the age of 64. Three weeks of great intensity. These people who have a great, interesting experience, knew that my job is to write. I had fallen on an incredible tiller! “
He says he is a “collector of human souls”. “I like people who have lived, and in therapy house, I have met plenty of them. I isolated three of them, because I found the three to be different from each other. “
“I had become emotionally attached to each of these three and I still am today. There are three more friends, these guys. I knew they trusted me. I knew that by showing up one day with my tape recorder there would be no censorship. “
Christian Tétreault is a sports host, columnist and columnist.
He is also a designer and editor for television.
He is the author of 17 books, including the bestseller My name is Marie, sold in 70,000 copies.
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7116