Author(s): Karen Russell

Literary Fiction

The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline and Swamplandia!, their island home in the Florida Everglades and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as The World of Darkness. Ava, a resourceful but terrified twelve-year-old, must manage seventy gators and the vast, inscrutable landscape of her own grief.

Product Information

A triumphant debut novel and follow-up to Karen Russell's universally acclaimed short story collection St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Karen Russell has been featured in the New Yorker's debut fiction issue, was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007 and was recently named one of the 20 under 40 by the New Yorker. Her short story collection, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, was universally acclaimed and was longlisted for the Guardian first book award in 2007. Swamplandia! is her first novel. She lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780701186029
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : 0.364
  • : April 2011
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 25mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Russell
  • : Paperback
  • : 311
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 336