Swamplandia!
  • Author : Karen Russell
  • Release Date : 01 February 2011
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307595447
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Book Description: New York Times Bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist "Ms. Russell is one in a million. . . . A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book."--The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

Swamplandia

Swamplandia

Author : Karen Russell
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times Bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist "Ms. Russell is one in a million. . . . A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book."--The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells ...

Swamplandia

Swamplandia

Author : Karen Russell
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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In the Florida Everglades, gator-park Swamplandia! is in trouble. Its star performer, the great beauty and champion alligator-wrestler Hilola Bigtree, has succumbed to cancer, and Ava, her resourceful but terrified 13-year-old daughter, is left in charge with her two siblings. But Ava's sister has embarked on a romantic relationship with ...

Swamplandia

Swamplandia

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Publisher : Knopf
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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This book presents eight of the author's short stories. In "Bog Girl: A Romance," a story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he's extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In "The Prospectors," two opportunistic ...

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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Karen Russell
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Kent Russell
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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