Apple: Skin to the Core
Apple is a unique read. Although Gansworth’s memoir is told through words and pictures, the prose, poetry and short chapters sing like a playlist. This is no coincidence, as the author uses the Beatles and their link to Apple Records as a tool to explore and engage the audience with the core themes of the novel, such as race, identity and the Indian experience. The Tuscarora identity is explored as both a wider cultural and personal identity, and Gansworth does so through a mix of photographs, paintings, poetry and prose, experimenting with form as he brings the reader on the journey.