Alligators May Be Present: A Novel

Alligators May Be Present: A Novel

by Andrew Furman


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Life in Bodega Bay on the rugged, foggy coast of northern California has been pretty quiet since Alfred Hitchcock filmed The Birds there. But antiques dealer Toby Sandler learns that his new business partner Charlie has been found dead on an abandoned boat in the harbor. When the local sheriff discovers that Charlie s newly acquired Hitchcock artifacts and a painting of an angel are missing, he enlists Toby and his wife, Nora Barnes, an art historian, in the investigation.
Local tales about Hitchcock s famous film, and some digging into the region s past as a Russian outpost, provide Toby and Nora with clues to the existence of a lost masterpiece. Convinced that this forgotten work may hold the key to the murder, Nora and Toby set out to find it. When Nora s trouble-prone sister Angie arrives, events take a surprising turn, leading to the uncanny realm of angel reading and putting Nora and her family in danger. As Nora and Toby investigate matters both criminal and otherworldly, Nora realizes that some mysteries in life may be too deep to solve."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299207809
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Library of American Fiction Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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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Andrew Furman's novel is a terrific read with great characters and a storyline all of us can relate to.