The Passage

 “A very highly recommended novel of self-discovery . . . Hurley writes with a depth, intelligence, and thoughtfulness that make you crave more.”

–Lori Lutes, She Treads Softly

“The author’s prose is solid and the story well paced . . . Hurley keeps readers guessing . . . Nothing ends up as one might predict . . . Readers will keep turning pages.”

–The Booklife Prize in Fiction









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15 09, 2016

I Feel Bad About My Leg

  • September 15th, 2016

I have to be honest. I’ve been a little sad lately—and not just lately, actually, but for a while. It’s not a feeling of despondency or despair or even depression (whatever that means), so much as a sort of ache that is by now almost familiar. Nothing is really broken, but something is clearly missing.

I’m not sure how to explain it, but this comes close: things as they are now are not as they once were, and things that once were will never be so again. I am not pining for the past or despairing of the present so much as I am quietly aware of the coming of a very different future. Life moves on, and it sheds its skin in places as it goes. There is an inescapable sadness to that. I can see it. I can feel it. I just haven’t quite been able to put my finger on it—until now.

In my case, I am swirling […]


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