Jonny Appleseed

SKU: 9781551527253

Joshua Whitehead
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Copyright Date:

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Jonny Appleseed is by author Joshua Whitehead, an Oji-Cree member of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. 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 heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's life is a series of breakages, 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.

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