American hippo / Sarah Gailey.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: 298 pages : map ; 21 cm.Content type: text | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1250176433; 9781250176431.Uniform titles: Works. Selections Subject(s): Criminals -- Fiction | Hippopotamus -- Fiction | Louisiana -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)DDC classification: 813/.6
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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.
River of teeth -- Taste of marrow -- Worth her weight in gold -- Nine and a half.