an apple peel twists around a gnawed core

Apple (Skin to the Core)

by Eric Gansworth Author

This memoir in verse tells the story of the author, his family, and the Onondaga, stemming from the legacy of the abusive government boarding schools that worked hard to erase Native cultures and languages. What does it mean to be "red on the outside, white on the inside" like the titular fruit of this book, whose name is also a slur that Eric Gansworth, S˙ha-weñ na-saeˀ, reclaims in beautiful, searing words and images. What does it mean to be who you are, and to belong to your community, when those things have been systematically taken away from you?

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