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WINNER, Lambda Literary Award “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 novel. 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 next seven days 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. Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of First Nations life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.This publication meets the EPUB Accessibility requirements and it also meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG-AA). It is screen-reader friendly and is accessible to persons with disabilities. A Simple book with few images, which is defined with accessible structural markup. This book contains various accessibility features such as alternative text for images, table of contents, page-list, landmark, reading order and semantic structure.
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"This was a great, quick, raw read about a two spirit protagonist by a two spirit author, recounting coming of age on the reservation and a bit of life after moving away. We witness trauma, personal and generational, love, prejudice, loving support, grief, all presented as is, this is a life, warts and all"
"This book is a great look at the life of a native and it's nothing like you are expecting. It's real. I am an Indian ( native, first nation, whatever makes you comfortable) but I grew up with the white side of my family. Sometimes that makes me feel less "authentic". Like I shouldn't be able to claim that part of me. This book made me feel a little more connected. It was also funny and intriguing and just very well written"
"Decided to tap at 70%. This is an important, rare voice in writing. I want to hear this perspective but the style of narration makes keeping up with time shifts, character's placement and situation and the important moments all very difficult. I'll probably try to finish this later but for now, I'm calling it."
"fantastic!! fast paced, raw, deeply emotional. "