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Something out of the Nothing: An Excerpt from ‘Dream Country

Coil Excerpts
Dec 26, 2018 · 8 min read
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Image: Dutton Books for Young Readers. (Purchase)
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SHANNON GIBNEY is a writer, educator, activist, and author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a young adult novel that won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples’ Literature. Her novel, Dream Country, is about more than five generations of an African descended family, crisscrossing the Atlantic both voluntarily and involuntarily (Dutton, 2018). Gibney teaches English at Minneapolis College.

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Literature to change your lightbulb.

Coil Excerpts

Written by

Book Excerpts at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Excerpt Editor Lyndsey Ellis at excerpts@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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