Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida (A Florida by Andrew Furman

By Andrew Furman

When Andrew Furman left the rolling hills of Pennsylvania in the back of for a brand new task in Florida, he feared the worst. whereas he’d heard a lot of the fabled “southern charm,” he questioned what could be captivating approximately fist-sized mosquitoes, oppressive humidity, and ever-lurking alligators.

It wasn’t lengthy ahead of he started to become aware of that the true Florida correct open air his workplace window was once very assorted from the stereotypes portrayed in videos, tv, or even state-promoted tourism ads. In Bitten, Furman stocks his amazement on the attractive and the unusual of his followed country. Over seventeen years, he and his kinfolk have shed their Yankee sensibilities and woke up to the terra incognita in their new home.

As he learns to fish for snook—a wily fish that inhabits, between different parts, the concrete-lined canals that crisscross the state—and seeks out the state’s oldest reside oak, a behemoth that pre-dates Columbus, Furman realizes that falling in love with Florida is a enjoyable and infrequently humbling means of discovery. each one bankruptcy highlights a desirable point of his trip into the average surroundings he as soon as shunned, from snail kites to lizards and cassia to coontie.

Sharing his makes an attempt at evening fishing, starting to be local crops, birding, and climbing the Everglades, Furman will encourage you to discover the true Florida. And, in case you aren’t fortunate sufficient to dwell within the Sunshine kingdom, he’ll a minimum of persuade you to unplug for an hour or and luxuriate in the typical great thing about anyplace it really is you name home.

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