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Swamplandia! - Reprint (Vintage Contemporaries) by Karen Russell (Paperback)
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A New York Times Best Book of the YearOne of Granta's Best Young American NovelistsSelected for the New Yorker's 20 Under 40Nominated 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.
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Karen Russell
Street Date: July 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-1428
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