Book Review: Weedeater (Robert Gipe)

Robert Gipe. Weedeater. Athens, Oh.: Ohio University Press, 2018. 250 pages. Hardcover. $27.95.

Dawn Jewell is back. Robert Gipe’s second novel, a sequel to the much-loved Trampoline, revisits our favorite citizens of Canard County, Kentucky. While Weedeater is a standalone work, those who have not yet read Gipe’s first book should be advised that they are definitely missing out, and some Trampoline spoilers follow.

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Leah Hampton is a fiction fellow at the Michener Center for Writers. Her work has appeared in storySouth, Still: The Journal, North Carolina Literary Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Haywood County, North Carolina.

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