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 activity in Florida, he feared the worst. whereas he’d heard a lot of the fabled “southern charm,” he questioned what may very well be fascinating approximately fist-sized mosquitoes, oppressive humidity, and ever-lurking alligators.

It wasn’t lengthy prior to he started to discover that the true Florida correct outdoor his workplace window used to be very various from the stereotypes portrayed in videos, tv, or even state-promoted tourism ads. In Bitten, Furman stocks his amazement on the attractive and the weird of his followed kingdom. Over seventeen years, he and his family members 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 dwell oak, a behemoth that pre-dates Columbus, Furman realizes that falling in love with Florida is a enjoyable and occasionally humbling strategy of discovery. each one bankruptcy highlights a desirable point of his trip into the typical surroundings he as soon as shunned, from snail kites to lizards and cassia to coontie.

Sharing his makes an attempt at evening fishing, becoming local vegetation, birding, and climbing the Everglades, Furman will motivate you to discover the genuine Florida. And, in the event you aren’t fortunate adequate to live within the Sunshine nation, he’ll at the very least persuade you to unplug for an hour or and luxuriate in the ordinary great thing about anyplace it's you name home.

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