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Karen Russell’s richly imagined safari into the dark heart of Florida’s swamp country is both harrowing and humorous – if occasionally a little off-balance. The star of the show is undoubtedly her vivid, unusual prose that practically hums with the teeming life of the wetland. 467 more words
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. 467 more words
In Reeling for The Emperor, one of the eight short stories in Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a group of young women are gathered… 370 more words