Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

"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.

The 3031st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 302

Since this book was first published in 2011, there is a penalty of 59.2%. The age adjusted score is 123.22.

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