River of Teeth
18%
off

River of Teeth

3.58 (2,098 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 204 x 10mm | 188g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765395231
  • 9780765395238
  • 151,393

Review quote

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, New York Times bestselling author

"This hippopotamus epic is just as preposterously fun as you could possibly have hoped -- but it's also a brave, clever alternate history. River of Teeth packs one hell of a gold-plated bite." --Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

"Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch." --Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive

"Blisteringly imaginative, and written with a sly, sharp wit." --Kate Elliott

"A rowdy, rollicking river ride from a sly and whimsical new writer. A damned fine adventure for everyone. And I haven't even mentioned the hippos yet. Get reading." --Kameron Hurley, Hugo Award-winning author of Mirror Empire and The Geek Feminist Revolution

"The best alt-history hippo western you'll ever read... adrenaline-charged, violent... fun from start to finish." --B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

"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 Updraft and Cloudbound

"I love Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth. It is sexy and raucous and wild and beautiful and violent--aka, everything I've ever wanted from a lawless caper through the American West. Gailey's storytelling is clever and top-notch, and River of Teeth will leave you with adrenaline humming through your veins. I can't recommend this highly enough." --Alyssa Wong, Nebula Award-winning author of "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers
show more

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 for multiple websites, including Tor.com. Her nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and The Boston Globe, and her fiction has been published internationally. She has a novel forthcoming from Tor Books in Spring 2019. She lives in Oakland, California.
show more

Rating details

2,098 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 18% (386)
4 38% (798)
3 31% (646)
2 9% (196)
1 3% (72)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X