Once Upon a Gypsy Moon by Michael Hurley
An Improbable Voyage and One Man's Yearning for Redemption

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Michael Hurley watched his world unravel in the wake of infidelity, divorce and failure. In August 2009, he was short of money, out of a job, and seeking to salvage a life that had foundered. Deeply in need of perspective, he took to the open seas in a 32-foot sailboat, Gypsy Moon. The story of his 2-year outward odyssey, deterred by rough weather and mechanical troubles, combines keen observation, poignant thoughts, and deeper introspection with glorious prose.

Once Upon a Gypsy Moon also presents a rare and much-needed point of view on the familiar spiritual-journey narrative. It offers a star-crossed love story wrapped inside a rollicking good sea tale, but it also has something important to say to the reader about relationships, faith and disbelief, life and death, love and marriage, and what really matters.


About Michael Hurley

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A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Michael Hurley has practiced law since 1984. He is the author of Letters from the Woods and several essays about "slices of life." He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Susan and three dogs. Together they have four children.
Published April 16, 2013 by Center Street. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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After losing his job and going through a nasty divorce, Hurley finds himself in a gloomy mid-life crisis.

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