Swamplandia (Litterature & Documents) (Paperback)

By Karen Russell

Livre de Poche, 9782253177449, 480pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/31/2011)
Paperback (7/26/2011)
Hardcover (2/1/2011)
Paperback, Large Print (4/3/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (7/1/2011)
Paperback (3/1/2012)
Prebound (7/26/2011)

List Price: 23.95*
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February 2011 Indie Next List

“Located in the Florida Everglades, the Swamplandia island theme park is also home to the Bigtrees, a family of alligator wrestlers. When the mom and star of the show dies, the Bigtree way of life unravels. Dad heads to the mainland to find investors, while his three teenagers are left to deal with their losses. Kiwi attempts to infiltrate a rival amusement park, Ossie falls in love with a ghost, and the story's 13-year-old narrator, Ava, wrestles with a force more fearsome than gators: the loss of innocence. Karen Russell's sentences are so beautiful and original, they will leave you breathless!”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR
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Summer 2012 Reading Group

“Located in the Florida Everglades, the Swamplandia island theme park is also home to the Bigtrees, a family of alligator wrestlers. When the mom and star of the show dies, the Bigtree way of life unravels. Dad heads to the mainland to find investors, while his three teenagers are left to deal with their losses. Kiwi attempts to infiltrate a rival amusement park, Ossie falls in love with a ghost, and the story's 13-year-old narrator, Ava, wrestles with a force more fearsome than gators: the loss of innocence. Karen Russell's sentences are so beautiful and original, they will leave you breathless!”
— Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR
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Description

Swanplandia, propriete de la famille Bigtree, a longtemps ete le parc d'attractions le plus celebre de toute la Floride grace a sa vedette, la mere, dompteuse d'alligators de classe internationale. Apres sa mort prematuree, l'entreprise sombre dans le chaos et se retrouve a la merci d'un parc concurrent, bien plus moderne, le Monde de l'Obscur. Alors que son pere lache prise et que son frere et sa soeur s'egarent, Ava, la cadette, se donne pour mission de sauver les Bigtree du naufrage. Swanplandia est en cours de traduction dans une quinzaine de langues et la chaine HBO en a achete les droits pour l'adapter en serie televisee.Karen Russel ...] nous fait decouvrir un univers onirique malicieux et chatoyant... Le Figaro litteraire.Un miracle de fantaisie, d'immersion dans l'enfance et de delire poetique. Les InRockuptibles.Un roman d'aventures qui nous emmene dans un vrai grand huit d'emotions subtiles. Elle.