About

Welcome to the High School Dropout, a website about that chronicles my quasi-feral childhood being raised by an American hippie in the wilds of rural Québec.

This site is about family mythologies engaged in a perpetual negotiating with the past.

Content has two parts: an audio interview with a family member, usually with my mother Anita, as we chronicle events and compare memories. The written texts are short narrative stories, sometimes inspired by real events but mostly creative retellings of fictional characters. Members of my family will also contribute their own short stories in the future. Photos accompany either or both parts.

My name is Cimminnee Holt, and this is a narrative ethnographic work on my family. No attempt at verifying or debunking claims has been made; facts are irrelevant. These are fictional stories because memory is a poor historian. When we record events in the sinews of our brains they are warped by our own insecurities and ecstasy.

All storytelling is biased revisionism of the truth.

 

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