The Passage

In Hardcover June 1, 2016

 “Solitaire was a classic yacht, and what defines the classic in a yacht is no different than what defines the classic in a woman. There is a fineness and comeliness of line and contour and shape, a sensual upsweeping and swelling of form that portends life and desire and movement, filled with the hope of great consequence and the fear of great peril.”
from The Passage

 

BOOKS BY MICHAEL HURLEY

 

 

 

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JOURNAL

4 05, 2016

Au Revoir

  • May 4th, 2016

The French have a wonderful way of saying goodbye that seems appropriate for the start of a sailing voyage. It’s not goodbye at all but rather, “until we meet again.”
I write these words late at night in a café in Calais whose lovely and charming wait staff have suffered gladly the use of their facilities and Internet connection long after my moules mariniere were a happy memory. (To be fair, everything French girls say sounds lovely and charming to me.) The Nevermore lies contentedly in the well-protected Calais marina, where the showers are hot and the bathrooms cleaner than those in any home I have ever owned. The harbormaster, Etienne, made sure I was looked after and insisted there was no rush to leave. But leave I must, tomorrow morning, with the tide. The weather and the wind are too perfect not to go. Everything is ready, and so am I. Once again, I recite the words of the […]

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