Explore a variety of books from your own home at this virtual book club. Expect lively discussion with Library staff and other attendees. Register for sessions individually.
Wed Sep 29 Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead (registration opens Sep 2)
Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of First Nations life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams. Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award - Gay Fiction
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.
REGISTER to attend Titles Book Club, Wed Sep 29 - starting Sep 2
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