Apple: (Skin to the Core)

Apple: (Skin to the Core)

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Author: Eric Gansworth

Binding: Hardcover


A uniquely written novel-in-verse, set to the pacing of Beatles songs, Apple: (Skin to the Core) is a powerful memoir about the author's experience growing up in the Native community. Honest and profoundly raw, this is a compelling read for adults of all ages.

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."

Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.

Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.