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Swamplandia!

(2011)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

"Brilliant, funny, original... also creepy and sinister... Karen Russell's Swamplandia! is every bit as good as her short stories promised it would be. This book will not leave my mind."
Stephen King


"A wonderfully fertile novel by an unfairly talented writer."
Joseph O'Neill


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.

The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline - think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades - and Swamplandia!, their island home 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, must manage seventy gators and the vast, inscrutable landscape of her own grief. Her mother, Swamp landia!'s legendary headliner, has just died; her sister is having an affair with a ghost called the Dredgeman; her brother has secretly defected to the World of Darkness in a last-ditch effort to keep their sinking family afloat; and her father, Chief Bigtree, is AWOL. To save her family, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld, a harrowing odyssey from which she emerges a true heroine.

Selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, Karen Russell is an irrepressible new voice in contemporary fiction.

 
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Used availability for Karen Russell's Swamplandia!


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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 1-4448-0980-6 / 978-1-4448-0980-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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July 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia! (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviews Choice)
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 1-4104-3841-4 / 978-1-4104-3841-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2011 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Swamplandia! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 0-606-23332-6 / 978-0-606-23332-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 0-307-26399-1 / 978-0-307-26399-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 1-59413-574-6 / 978-1-59413-574-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 0-09-955583-2 / 978-0-09-955583-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 0-307-27668-6 / 978-0-307-27668-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
ISBN: 0-7011-8602-X / 978-0-7011-8602-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Swamplandia
Author(s): Karen Russell
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Swamplandia
Author(s): Karen Russell
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

2000 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Arielle Sitrick and David Ackroyd (Narrator) Karen Russell (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-74889-8 / 978-0-307-74889-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Swamplandia!
Author(s): Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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