Among the Swamp People: Life in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta

Among the Swamp People Life in Alabama s Mobile Tensaw River Delta Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key s discovery of the Mobile Tensaw River Delta The swamp consists of almost acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay There he lea

  • Title: Among the Swamp People: Life in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
  • Author: Watt Key Kelan Mercer
  • ISBN: 9780817318857
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 delAmong 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 There is no way into the delta except by small boat To most it would appear a maze of rivers and creeks between stunted swamp trees and mud Key observes that there are few places where one can step out of a boat without sinking to the knees in muck the consistency of axle grease It is the only place I know where gloom and beauty can coexist at such extremes And it never occurred to me that a land seemingly so bleak could hide such beauty and adventure It also chronicles Key s maturation as a writer, from a twenty five year old computer programmer with no formal training as a writer to a highly successful, award winning writer of fiction for a young adult audience with three acclaimed novels published to date 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.

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    1. I have read all of Watt's published books. We are around the same age and I grew up a few miles up the Mobile Bay from him. I know him even though we have never met.I find myself knowing many people in his books even though I have never met them.Funny thing in this book, I found I actually knew some of the people." How much do you think it would take to get Hank Williams Jr. Where you going to get twenty thousand dollars? We didn't get Hank, but we got the Leavin' brothers. They had simultaneous [...]

    2. We were in Alabama over Christmas and I picked this book up in a downtown Mobile bookstore. It is a delightful read that follows sveral years of building a swamp camp through several essays. It is enjoyable to read, to lean about the area, and to see an author's journey in life as well as the journey to being published. I look forward to reading more of Watt Key's work.

    3. This interesting book describes a very unique region and the picturesque people who live and play there. Key and the other outdoors-men who frequent or live in the swampy Mobile delta area, use their ingenuity to contrive ways to master their environment.

    4. I am loving this book!!! Knowing the river, Knowing the characters (though names have been changed) absolutely fabulous!

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