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Key, Watt. AMONG THE SWAMP PEOPLE: Life in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

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Key, Watt. AMONG THE SWAMP PEOPLE: Life in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

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Key, Watt. AMONG THE SWAMP PEOPLE: Life in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

19.95

Released April 11, 2018

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press

9780817359324

Paperback: 208 pages, Illustrations, Table of Contents

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A collection of colorful and lively personal essays about life in the wilds of Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Among the Swamp People chronicles the beauties of the delta's unparalleled natural wonders, the difficulties of survival within it, and an extraordinary community of characters.

Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key's discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. "The swamp" consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles the beauties of the delta's unparalleled natural wonders, the difficulties of survival within it, and an extraordinary community of characters--by turns generous and violent, gracious and paranoid, hilarious and reckless--who live, thrive, and perish there. 

In learning to make a place for himself in the wild, as in learning to write, Key's story is one of "hoping someone--even if just myself--would find value in my creations."