LGBTQ Book Club

On the left is the cover of JONNY APPLESEED by Joshua Whitehead. The cover had a black background with a the title in a pale yellow on top and a red drawing of a buffalo and Joshua Whitehead on the bottom in the same pale yellow as the title. On the right is " LGBTQ Book Club Sunday, October 17  at 4 pm." The LGBTQ Book Club with Pride Winston-Salem is a public book club. All are welcome!

In October, we will be discussing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead. Join us at 4 pm in the breezeway by Footnote and Bookmarks!

Please email info@bookmarksnc.org for more details and to get 20% off your copy. 

About Jonny Appleseed

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 world 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 Indigenous life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.

About Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation. He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) and the 2016 winner of the Aboriginal Arts and Stories Challenge which awarded him a Governor General's History Award. Currently he is undertaking a Ph.D. in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary.


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Event date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Jonny Appleseed Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 15th, 2018

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.