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Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel
by Robert Gipe
Ohio University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-8214-2152-9 | Paper: 978-0-8214-2153-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4524-2
Library of Congress Classification PS3607.I4688T83 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Winner of the 2015 Weatherford Award in Fiction
Finalist, Judy Gaines Young Book Award

Dawn Jewell is fifteen. She is restless, curious, and wry. She listens to Black Flag, speaks her mind, and joins her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining almost in spite of herself. “I write by ear,” says Robert Gipe, and Dawn’s voice is the essence of his debut novel, Trampoline. She lives in eastern Kentucky with her addict mother and her Mamaw, whose stance against the coal companies has earned her the community’s ire. Jagged and honest, Trampoline is a powerful portrait of a place struggling with the economic and social forces that threaten and define it. Inspired by oral tradition and punctuated by Gipe’s raw and whimsical drawings, it is above all about its heroine, Dawn, as she decides whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or ruled by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life.


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