Swamplandia! Setting

Karen Russell
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Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! was the name of the alligator-themed amusement park built on one of the Ten Thousand Islands southwest of Florida by Sam Bigtree’s father. Sam and Hilola Bigtree raised their family on this island. A good deal of the action of the novel takes place on the island of Swamplandia!

The Gator Pit

The Gator Pit was the name for the alligator pit in Swamplandia! ringed by a stadium with seats for 265 tourists. It was at the Gator Pit that Hilola performed her Swimming with the Seths act.

Loomis

Loomis was the name of the Florida town closest to Swamplandia! Kiwi went to Loomis to get a job when he realized the real financial situation of his family. While in Loomis Kiwi learned his father had also been working in Loomis to earn extra money for years. After Ava and Ossie were rescued and the family reunited...

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