In a 32-foot sloop named the Gypsy Moon, attorney Hurley sails solo from Annapolis to Nassau in this memoir.
After losing his job and going through a nasty divorce, Hurley finds himself in a gloomy mid-life crisis. He decides to fulfill one of his personal dreams—"to sail a small boat over the open ocean, bound for no destination but the horizon." As he prepares for the journey, Hurley looks back at his life; he confesses his unfaithfulness to his wife and his subsequent feelings of regret and guilt. This retrospective interlude, along with others throughout the tale, deftly integrates the reader into the story, giving Hurley's background in an intimate, confessional way, clarifying the author's humanity.Read full book review >