In Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs Shannon Quinn explores the legacies that animate, agitate, and echo over time through families. It is an investigation of how myth responds to trauma, of how we love, how we hurt, and how we recover. Quinn engages with the possibility that in the absence of light we can summon our own profound and deeply personal magic. Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs is for those who suspect there must be a guidebook for living but fear they are the only ones who haven't read it.
About the author
Shannon Quinn is the author of Questions for Wolf (Thistledown Press) and Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs (Mansfield Press). Her poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary journals in Canada, the US, and the UK including Room, subTerrain, THIS, Maisonneuve, ARC, Grain, The Malahat Review, CV2 and Prairie Fire. She has worked as a writer and producer for CBC Radio One. Quinn currently works for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.