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* PurpleEyes: Ossie's are described as "violet."


'''''Swamplandia!''''' is a novel released in 2011 written by Karen Russell. It is an AdaptationExpansion of sorts to a previous short story collected in the author's first short story collection, ''St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves''.

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'''''Swamplandia!''''' [[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/swamplandia.png]]
''Swamplandia!''
is a novel released in 2011 written by Karen Russell. It is an AdaptationExpansion of sorts to a previous short story collected in the author's first short story collection, ''St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves''.



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!!''Swamplandia!''
!!Swamplandia! provides examples of the following tropes:
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* DeathByNewberryMedal: Potentially the fate of [[spoiler:the red Seth; Ava notes that even if she wasn't killed by the Bird Man her survival in the wild is unlikely given her bright coloration]].

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* DeathByNewberryMedal: DeathByNewberyMedal: Potentially the fate of [[spoiler:the red Seth; Ava notes that even if she wasn't killed by the Bird Man her survival in the wild is unlikely given her bright coloration]].


* AdaptationExpansion: ''Ava Wrestles the Alligator''

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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Ava "Ava Wrestles the Alligator''Alligator."


* DeathByNewberryMedal: Potentially the fate of [[spoiler:the red Seth; Ava notes that even if she wasn't killed by the Birdman her survival in the wild is unlikely given her bright coloration]].

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* DeathByNewberryMedal: Potentially the fate of [[spoiler:the red Seth; Ava notes that even if she wasn't killed by the Birdman Bird Man her survival in the wild is unlikely given her bright coloration]].



* HopeSpot: Ava encounters several, most notably [[spoiler: the appearance of the Birdman.]]

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* HopeSpot: Ava encounters several, most notably [[spoiler: the appearance of the Birdman.Bird Man.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The Birdman.]]
* MagicalGuide: The Birdman, [[spoiler: or so Ava believes.]]
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Played heavily with regard to two plotlines: Ossie's relationships with ghosts and the Birdman's claim to know a route to the Underworld. [[spoiler:Although the latter is revealed as a deception on the part of the Birdman, the former is left open to interpretation, although we are told that Ossie has been put on medication.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The Birdman.Bird Man.]]
* MagicalGuide: The Birdman, Bird Man, [[spoiler: or so Ava believes.]]
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Played heavily with regard to two plotlines: Ossie's relationships with ghosts and the Birdman's Bird Man's claim to know a route to the Underworld. [[spoiler:Although the latter is revealed as a deception on the part of the Birdman, Bird Man, the former is left open to interpretation, although we are told that Ossie has been put on medication.]]



* RealityEnsues: In the harshest way possible when [[spoiler: the Birdman rapes Ava.]]

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* RealityEnsues: In the harshest way possible when [[spoiler: the Birdman Bird Man rapes Ava.]]



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with regard to the Birdman; Ava assumes that he can understand bird speech as a language, but he can only detect patterns.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with regard to the Birdman; Bird Man; Ava assumes that he can understand bird speech as a language, but he can only detect patterns.


* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: The appearance of the Birdman.]]

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* HopeSpot: Ava encounters several, most notably [[spoiler: The the appearance of the Birdman.]]

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* PlanetOfSteves: All the Bigtrees' alligators are named Seth, and Ava frequently refers to their alligators as "Seths."


* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Ava.]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Ava.Ava thinks this is MagicalRealism. It's SouthernGothic.]]



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* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Ava.]]


* RealityEnsues: In the harshest way possible when [[spoiler: the Birdman is revealed as a child rapist.]]

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* RealityEnsues: In the harshest way possible when [[spoiler: the Birdman is revealed as a child rapist.rapes Ava.]]


* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The "World of Darkness" theme park has this as its shtick, referring to its customers as "lost souls" and serving up treats such as Hellspawn Hoagies.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The "World of Darkness" theme park has this as its shtick, referring to its customers as "lost souls" and serving up offering overpriced treats such as Hellspawn Hoagies.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The "World of Darkness" theme park has this as its shtick, referring to its customers as "lost souls" and serving up treats such as Hellspawn Hoagies.


* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Bigtree "tribe" wear this kind of getup (borrowed from their own giftshop) in their advertising material; in reality the family is entirely white, though all but Osceola are sufficiently tan to be somewhat plausible.

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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Bigtree "tribe" wear this kind of getup (borrowed from their own giftshop) gift shop) in their advertising material; in reality the family is entirely white, though all but Osceola are sufficiently tan to be somewhat plausible.


* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Bigtree "tribe" wear this kind of getup (borrowed from their own giftshop) in their advertising material; in reality the family is entirely white.

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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Bigtree "tribe" wear this kind of getup (borrowed from their own giftshop) in their advertising material; in reality the family is entirely white.white, though all but Osceola are sufficiently tan to be somewhat plausible.

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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Bigtree "tribe" wear this kind of getup (borrowed from their own giftshop) in their advertising material; in reality the family is entirely white.

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