The Resource Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Label
Swamplandia!
Title
Swamplandia!
Statement of responsibility
Karen Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last-ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL, and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, 2012.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Karen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.U755
LC item number
S93 2011c
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Mothers
  • Motherless families
  • Amusement parks
  • Alligators
  • Alligators
  • Amusement parks
  • Girls
  • Motherless families
  • Mothers
  • Everglades (Fla.)
  • Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.)
  • Florida
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Vintage contemporaries."
  • "July 2001"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf ... New York [in different form], in 2010 [i.e. 2011]"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780307276681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)721882676
  • 778623
  • (OCoLC)ocn721882676
  • 778623
Label
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Publication
Note
  • "Vintage contemporaries."
  • "July 2001"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf ... New York [in different form], in 2010 [i.e. 2011]"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780307276681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)721882676
  • 778623
  • (OCoLC)ocn721882676
  • 778623

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