Karen Russell

Nominated for the Orange Prize

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.

Title Swamplandia!
Author Karen Russell
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 26 July 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 0307276686
ISBN-13 9780307276681
Publication Date 26 July 2011
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.

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