Jonny Appleseed : a novel / Joshua Whitehead.

Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Jonny's world is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages-- and as he goes through the motions...

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Main Author: Whitehead, Joshua (Writer),
Published: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2018]
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Review by Booklist Review

Whitehead, an award-winning poet and author of the wildly idiosyncratic collection full-metal indigiqueer (2017), is a member of the Oji-Cree, an indigenous group native to Manitoba, Canada, and identifies as Two-Spirit, a term used by some North American tribes for gender-nonbinary folks. From the opening line of his debut novel (I figured out I was gay when I was eight.) to the refreshingly candid depictions of online sex chats to unflinching portrayals of poverty and reservation life, Whitehead's groundbreaking talerevels in twenty-first-century, queer, Native culture. The titular Jonny Appleseed struggles to pay the bills by performing as a cybersex worker, transforming into innumerable fantasy characters for paying clients, even self-consciously fetishizing himself as Poqasquaw and Chief Wansom Tail. With only seven days until he returns home for his stepfather's funeral, Appleseed spends a pyretic week attempting to reconcile the competing factions of his life: sex, friends, work, sex, family, identity, sex. Throughout, memories of his kokum (grandmother) intrude upon the chaos, and these unexpected moments of remembrance prove most striking. A radically original new voice.--Báez, Diego Copyright 2010 Booklist

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