Swamplandia! - Chapter Five: Prodigal Kiwi Summary & Analysis

Karen Russell
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Back at Swamplandia! Ava grabbed Kiwi’s arm and realized how much weight and muscle mass he’d lost since their mother’s death. The loss had made a physical change in him, she realized. She thought maybe they could work on building one another up, perhaps by practicing a brother and sister routine. She asked him to come to the museum with her so she could show him that their mother’s wedding dress was missing from the display. She believed Ossie had taken it. Kiwi instead was worried about how much money they actually owed. Even though Ava believed they could, Kiwi knew they couldn’t compete with the World of Darkness. Kiwi tried to convince her that it would be best if they did not stay on the island, that when she got older she wouldn’t want...

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