Johnny Appleseed

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Author Whitehead, Joshua
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Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for FictionLonglisted for the Scotiabank Giller PrizeA tour-de-force debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve."You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling debut novel by poet Joshua Whitehead.Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez"--and his former life--to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The seven days that follow are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heart
eaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's life is a series of
eakages, appendages, and linkages--and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life.Jonny Appleseedis a unique, shattering vision of First Nations life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.