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  • Orange World and Other Stories

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.35
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525656135
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: May 2019
  • Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300177329
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2012
    Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. Shapeshifting challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing—expanding the imagination; knowing—expressing worldview; locating—exploring identity and place; and voicing—engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art.
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307263988
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: September 2006
    Presenting a set of dazzling short stories set against the backdrop of the Florida Everglades, the spiritual wonderment and ghostly swamps of this surreal landscape leap forward from Karen Russell's debut collection. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolved arepainstakingly reeducated by nuns. 'Ava Wrestles the Alligators' sees a twelve year old girl inheriting Swamplandia!, the #1 Gator Theme Park and Cade in town. Left in charge ofseventy incubating alligators, Ava must cope with the fact that her sister may be having sex with a succubus. Russell's stories often take on a magical air that elevates the emotional resonance of these well-crafted characters.
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276674
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 2007
    In these ten arresting stories, debut fictionalist Karen Russell conveys readers to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida everglades. From the title story, in which a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns, to 'Ava Wrestles the Alligator' wherein twelve-year-old Ava, proprietor of an alligator theme park, fiercely strives to keep the family business alive, these are stories filled with exuberant imagination and emotional depth. From a mythologist of the most disturbing sort. 256p.
  • Swamplandia!

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276681
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: July 2011
    A New York Times bestseller. Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, readers are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality. 400p.
  • Swamplandia!

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594135743
    • Publisher: Large Print Press
    • Published: April 2012
    The Bigtree clan struggle to protect their Florida Everglades alligator-wrestling theme park from a sophisticated competitor after their mother's death.
  • The Changeling

    By Joy Williams

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781941040898
    • Publisher: Tin House Books
    • Published: April 2018
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Other Stories

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307947475
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2014
    From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best. A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A community of girls held captive in a silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning delicate threads from their own bellies, and escape by seizing the means of production for their own revolutionary ends. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran’s lower torso. When a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the missing classmate they used to torment, an ordinary tale of high school bullying becomes a sinister fantasy of guilt and atonement. In a family’s disastrous quest for land in the American West, the monster is the human hunger for acquisition, and the victim is all we hold dear. And in the collection’s marvelous title story—an unforgettable parable of addiction and appetite, mortal terror and mortal love—two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood. Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in The New Yorker’s list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty, Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and the National Book Foundation’s five best writers under the age of thirty-five. Her wondrous new work displays a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307957238
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: February 2013
    A collection of stories features a pair of centuries-old vampires whose relationship is tested by a sudden fear of flying, a dejected teen who communicates with the universe, and a massage therapist who heals a tattooed veteran by manipulating the imageson his body.

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