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  • 6 of 16 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F WHI (Text) 35101011017444 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/06/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781551527253 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 223 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"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 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.
Awards Note:
Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018 longlist
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Young gay men > Fiction.
Two-spirit people > Fcition.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Computer sex > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Gay fiction.

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