A Map to the Stars

Portrait of a Stolen Childhood

Once upon a time, Avery lived in a place filled with family, magic, and love. It ended when her mother came for her.

Ripped from the only home she ever knew, young Avery endures horrific exploitation, familial separation, and a childhood without the promise of a happily ever after.

Part prose, part poetry – all primal scream – A Map to the Stars explores the acerbic betrayal of family, unthinkable abuse, and the search for what is left behind – if anything at all – amongst the stars.

Ashley Hutchison pulls no punches in this fictionalized memoir of her childhood.

Content Warning:

  • Language
  • Child Neglect
  • Child Abuse
  • Abandonment