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Alligators May Be Present
A Novel
Andrew Furman

Library of American Fiction, Terrace Books

"In his endearing debut novel . . . Furman explores with
remarkable compassion and hope the twin mysteries of loss and abandonment, and the constant struggle to keep at bay the aching burden of sadness that threatens even the most peaceful and quiet of lives."—
Aryeh Lev Stollman, author of The Far Euphrates and The Illuminated Soul

While many Jews pick Florida as the perfect place to retire, Matt Glassman has chosen it as the place to begin his adulthood. Perhaps that's because the pressures of life have always reminded him of his grandfather, who mysteriously disappeared from the family twenty years ago. Now, while he tries to begin a family of his own, Glassman also builds a relationship with the one person, his grandmother, who might know the truth about his grandfather's disappearance. She's remained stubbornly reticent on the topic all these years, but when a familiar old man shows up at Glassman's office he thinks he may finally get some answers.

Andrew Furman is associate professor and chair of the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. His other books include Israel through the Jewish-American Imagination and Contemporary Jewish American Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma.

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cover of Furman is Florida illustration of cars, palm trees and seabirds

April 2005
LC: 2004024544 PS
272 pp. 6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-20780-9
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