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Swamplandia!
    Russell, Karen, 1981-
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub date: 2011.
Pages: 315 p. ;
ISBN: 9780307263995
Item info: 6 copies available at Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library, Dundee Library, Horseheads Branch, Montour Falls Memorial Library, Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library, and West Elmira Library.
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Dundee Library Copies Material Location
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Horseheads Branch Copies Material Location
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Montour Falls Memorial Library Copies Material Location
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Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library Copies Material Location
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West Elmira Library Copies Material Location
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Leader am2a
key ocn613432205
Data source OCoLC
Fixed field data 100902s2011 nyu e 000 1 eng
LCCN 2010036708
ISBN 9780307263995 : $24.95
ISBN 0307263991
ISBN 9780307276681 (pbk.)
ISBN 0307276686 (pbk.)
Cataloging Source DLC DLC BTCTA YDXCP NSB IEB
Geographic Area Code n-us-fl
LC Call Number PS3618.U755 S93 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 22
Personal Author Russell, Karen, 1981-
Title Swamplandia! / Karen Russell.
Publication info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Projected pub date 1102
Physical description 315 p. ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt
337 unmediated n rdamedia
338 volume nc rdacarrier
General Note Details may vary.
Summary Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the smamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting. 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.
Held by CORNING DUNDEE HORSEHEADS MONTOURFLS WELLSVILLE WESTELMIRA
Subject term Girls--Fiction.
Subject term Mothers--Death--Fiction.
Subject term Motherless families--Fiction.
Subject term Amusement parks--Fiction.
Subject term Alligators--Fiction.
Geographic term Everglades (Fla.)--Fiction.
Geographic term Ten Thousand Islands (Fla.)--Fiction.
Genre index term Fantasy fiction.