Karen Russell

Karen Russell is an American author best known for her debut novel 'Swamplandia!' (2011), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She has also written several short story collections, including 'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves' (2006) and 'Vampires in the Lemon Grove' (2013). Her work often blends fantastical elements with deep emotional truths, and she has received critical acclaim for her unique voice and imaginative storytelling.


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  1. 1. Swamplandia!

    "Swamplandia!" is a darkly humorous and poignant story about a family of alligator wrestlers living in the Florida Everglades. The family's way of life is threatened when their mother dies, their tourist attraction business starts to fail, and a rival theme park opens nearby. The novel follows the three children as they struggle to keep their family together and their world intact, embarking on perilous journeys through the swamp and into the underworld.