Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth, Read by the Author
A Poetic and Defiant Coming-of-Age Story
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Eric Gansworth is poetic, intense, and defiant as he delivers his coming-of-age story in verse, Apple (Skin to the Core), telling of his life growing up in an Onondaga family in the Tuscarora Nation. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly and Host Jo Reed discuss this moving, hilarious, and heartfelt memoir for young adult listeners. Gansworth traces how the government boarding schools divided his family, the impact of the Vietnam war on his older siblings, and his struggles to fit in both on the reservation and off. He adopted pop culture icons like the Beatles, Batman, and Star Wars as his own, and those influences shape his narrative as he traces his personal history.
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