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Swamplandia! (Paperback)

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February 2011 Indie Next List


“Located in the Florida Everglades, the Swamplandia island theme park is also home to the Bigtrees, a family of alligator wrestlers. When the mom and star of the show dies, the Bigtree way of life unravels. Dad heads to the mainland to find investors, while his three teenagers are left to deal with their losses. Kiwi attempts to infiltrate a rival amusement park, Ossie falls in love with a ghost, and the story's 13-year-old narrator, Ava, wrestles with a force more fearsome than gators: the loss of innocence. Karen Russell's sentences are so beautiful and original, they will leave you breathless!”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR

April 2012 Indie Next List


“Located in the Florida Everglades, the Swamplandia island theme park is also home to the Bigtrees, a family of alligator wrestlers. When the mom and star of the show dies, the Bigtree way of life unravels. Dad heads to the mainland to find investors, while his three teenagers are left to deal with their losses. Kiwi attempts to infiltrate a rival amusement park, Ossie falls in love with a ghost, and the story's 13-year-old narrator, Ava, wrestles with a force more fearsome than gators: the loss of innocence. Karen Russell's sentences are so beautiful and original, they will leave you breathless!”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR

About the Author


Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both "The New Yorker's" debut fiction issue and "New York" magazine's list of twenty-five people to watch under the age of twenty-six. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in "Conjunctions," "Granta," "Zoetrope," "Oxford American," and "The New Yorker," Twenty-five years old, she lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594135743
ISBN-10: 1594135746
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 606
Language: English