Swamplandia! Should Remain a Short Story

Review of Swamplandia! by Karen RussellAlthough Swamplandia! somehow stole one of the three finalist positions for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the book lacks the strength to compete at that level. It is a simple exile-and-return story of a family.  The only element that might keep readers interested would be Karen Russell’s ingenuity in crafting fun sentences and a fantastical world where a child’s perspective and reality meld into one.Swamplandia! spins a tale about the Bigtree c … [Read more...]