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Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



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Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Nominated 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.

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ISBN:
9780606233323
Author:
Russell, Karen
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Author:
Karen Russell
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English

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