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The Vineyard

A Beautiful Island in New England.
A Time of Healing for Three Women.
A Moment of Destiny for One Man.

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Chanticleer Reviews Grand Prize for his debut novel, The Prodigal, comes a tale of old money, young passion, and ancient mystery. Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher, known only as “the fisherman,” forces them to confront their deepest beliefs and darkest fears.

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 “Hurley’s eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end.”

—ForeWord Reviews

“Hurley writes beautifully.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Well-crafted prose.”

—Publishers Weekly 

BOOKS BY MICHAEL HURLEY

 

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COMING NOV. 25, 2014

 

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10 10, 2014

Cape Horn: A Short Story

Ibrahim shook his head and laughed. He was too smart for him. He would not take the dare. He was already three shots of rum in, and the fourth might be the end of him.

“No, it’s your turn, he said, “unless you’re afraid, that is.”

The Englishman glared at him. He could abide many things on a long voyage, but a snickering challenge from a Bahamian galley-slave was not one of them. He felt  his head swim—six shots of rum to Ibrahim’s three—but he was certain he could meet the challenge. Certain as a dead man could be.

“Give it here,” the Englishman snarled. He grabbed the half-empty bottle from Ibrahim’s hands. A cold, low stare rose in Ibrahim’s eyes as he watched the Englishman swallow the rest of the rum.

There were three weeks’ wages in the bargain if he could drink and walk—all the way to the end of the bowsprit and back. It was no mean feat. The seas […]

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