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Swamplandia! By Karen Russell
Author: Karen Russell
Genre: Books Set In The South | Sisters’ Fiction | Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 2011
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Swamplandia! Book Summary From The Publisher
“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.”Vintage Contemporaries
About The Author, Karen Russell
Born in 1981, Karen Russell is a contemporary American author who won the 2012 and 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction. Russell holds an MFA from Columbia University and is also a MacArthur Fellow. Read more about Karen Russell here.
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