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River of Teeth

(2017)
(The first book in the River of Teeth series)
A novel by

 
 
In the early 20th century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: They are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. This was a terrible plan.

Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"This hippopotamus epic is just as preposterously fun as you could possibly have hoped but it's also a brave, clever alternate history. River of Teeth packs one hell of a gold-plated bite." - Charlie Jane Anders

"Blisteringly imaginative, and written with a sly, sharp wit." - Kate Elliott

"Man-eating hippa mayhem is my new favorite mayhem. Gailey's debut is a gift of violent, unexpected glee." - Kevin Hearne

"A rowdy, rollicking river ride from a sly and whimsical new writer. A damned fine adventure for everyone. And I haven't even mentioned the hippos yet. Get reading." - Kameron Hurley

"Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch." - Chuck Wendig

"This is a thing I now know about Sarah Gailey: she is a word-magician who can render searing touch on a flat page and suspend disbelief flawlessly. The world of River of Teeth feels vast, and navigable due to her skill. The characters within, deep and yet intimately knowable." - Fran Wilde

"I love Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth. It is sexy and raucous and wild and beautiful and violent--aka, everything I've ever wanted from a lawless caper through the American West. Gailey's storytelling is clever and top-notch, and River of Teeth will leave you with adrenaline humming through your veins. I can't recommend this highly enough." - Alyssa Wong


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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: River of Teeth
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
ISBN: 0-7653-9523-1 / 978-0-7653-9523-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: River of Teeth: River of Teeth Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: River of Teeth: River of Teeth Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: River of Teeth: River of Teeth Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: River of Teeth
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA