Tumblr wouldn’t let me post a picture of the Swamplandia! cover, so I’ll just say it without the picture: If you replace the alligator dynasty with my family’s pet store and the swamp with my hometown, HollyHOOD, my life is Ava’s. But basically, if you’re from South Florida, this is your life.
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- manicpixiequeergirl said: So true!! Im reading it right now and Karen Russell is such a wonderful story teller. Finally a story about a part of the US that is forgotten or ignored. If you haven’t you should read her short stories St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.
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