Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Swamplandia! is a 2011 novel by Karen Russell. Set in the Ten Thousand Islands, off the southwest coast of Florida, it is the story of the Bigtree family of alligator wrestlers who live on Swamplandia!, an alligator-wrestling theme park. Swamplandia! is Russell's first novel. The book originated as a short story, titled "Ava Wrestles the Alligator", published in the Summer 2006 issue of the literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story, when Russell was 24 years old.

The 2375th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s (Paste Magazine)

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Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) Kindle Edition 112401 2011
Swamplandia! Hardcover 222378 $21.92 $1.08 2011
Swamplandia! Audio CD 3284854 $3.78
Swamplandia! Paperback 5738863 $8.46 $2.99 2012
Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) Paperback 36508 $2.15 $1.18 2011
Swamplandia! Paperback 6487861 $3.35 2011