Ava Bigtree: The protagonist and narrator of this novel, Ava is thirteen years old and the youngest child of the Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty. Ava dreams of following in her mother's footsteps and becoming a world-famous alligator wrestler. In the meantime, though, she just wants to help her family in whatever way she can, even as she struggles with the devastating loss of her mother. Like her siblings, Ava is a product of her parents' and grandparents' isolated world and the mythology they built around it. Smart, brave, and independent, Ava nonetheless is operating within the constraints of her insulated upbringing in which reality and her family's fictions have been seamlessly blended.
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