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American Hippo

by Sarah Gailey

American Hippo Synopsis

In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in a single, beautiful volume. Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781250176431
Publication date: 26th June 2018
Author: Sarah Gailey
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Fantasy, Science fiction, Westerns,

About Sarah Gailey

Hugo and Campbell finalist Sarah Gailey came onto the scene in 2015 and has since become one of the sharpest, funniest voices in pop culture online. She is a regular contributor to multiple websites, including, where her Women of Harry Potter series was named a Hugo finalist for Best Related Work. Her nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and The Boston Globe. She lives in Oakland, California.

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