River of TeethBook - 2017
A Finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Sarah Gailey's wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls "preposterously fun."
In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.
Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.
This was a terrible plan.
Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.
From Library Staff
LPL_KimberlyL Jan 13, 2018
A ruthlessly fun novella with a diverse cast of characters, and an original premise that is actually based on historical fact. Did you know the United States government at one point thought about importing hippos to raise in the marshlands of Louisiana to use as meat?!!! This book is Sarah Gailey... Read More »
LPL_KimberlyL Jul 20, 2017
175 pages. An adventurous alternate history of 1890's America where feral hippos run wild in the marshlands of Louisiana, this novella features a diverse cast of characters.