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.
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. --Booklist
If we're lucky, we'll find one or two books in a lifetime that change the language of story, that manage to illuminate new curves in the flat vessels of old letters and words. This is one of those books. --Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves Unflinching and intimate, Joshua Whitehead takes his readers on a journey to the heart of an NDN glitter princess with generous, swooning prose. Unforgettable. --Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster