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River of Teeth (#1 Rivers of Teeth)

Sarah Gailey


Tor U.K.

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Gailey has delivered a fun, fast-paced, wild-west-style romp set in a possible America. NEWTOWN REVIEW OF BOOKS

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.

Book 2 in the series: Taste of Marrow

By:   Sarah Gailey
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   188g
ISBN:   9780765395238
ISBN 10:   0765395231
Series:   Rivers of Teeth
Publication Date:   May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

SARAH GAILEY came onto the scene with her viral live tweet session of her first viewing of Star Wars, and has since become one of the sharpest, funniest voices in pop culture online and an instant sensation as a regular blogger on Her nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and <i>The Boston Globe</i>, and her fiction has been published internationally. You can find links to her work at She tweets @gaileyfrey and lives in Oakland, California. <i>River of Teeth </i>is her debut novella.

Man-eating hippo mayhem is my new favorite mayhem. Gailey's debut is a gift of violent, unexpected glee and I can't wait for more capers with Winslow Houndstooth and Ruby the stealth hippo. Kevin Hearne, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</p> This hippopotamus epic is just as preposterously fun as you could possibly have hoped but it's also a brave, clever alternate history. <i>River of Teeth</i> packs one hell of a gold-plated bite. Charlie Jane Anders, author of <i>All the Birds in the Sky</i></p> Weird and wonderful, <i>River of Teeth </i>proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch. Chuck Wendig, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Star Wars: Aftermath</i> and <i>Invasive</i></p> A rowdy, rollicking river ride from a sly and whimsical new writer. A damned fine adventure for <i>everyone.</i> And I haven't even mentioned the hippos yet. Get reading. Kameron Hurley, Hugo Award-winning author of <i>Mirror Empire</i> and <i>The Geek Feminist Revolution</i></p> This is a thing I now know about Sarah Gailey: she is a word-magician who can render searing touch on a flat page and suspend disbelief flawlessly. The world of River of Teeth feels vast, and navigable due to her skill. The characters within, deep and yet intimately knowable. Fran Wilde, Nebula-nominated, Andre Norton- and Compton Crook-winning author of <i>Updraft</i> and <i>Cloudbound</i></p>

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