Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Large print ed.
607 p. (large print) : 23 cm.
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
This blazingly original debut novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades to meet Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, overtaken by a sophisticated competitor. As her family members variously die, disappear, depart and defect, Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, is left to manage ninety-eight gators and the vast, inscrutable landscape of her own grief. (Bestseller)