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Once upon a Gypsy Moon : a memoir : an improbable voyage and one man's yearning for redemption / Michael Hurley.

By: Hurley, Michael C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew York : Center Street, 2013Edition: First edition.Description: x, 262 pages : map ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781455529339 (Hardback) :.Subject(s): Hurley, Michael C | Hurley, Michael C. -- Travel | Sailing | Ocean travel | Seafaring life | Divorce -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies | Failure (Psychology) -- Case studies | Redemption -- Case studies | Sailors -- United States -- Biography | Lawyers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 910.4092 | B
Contents:
To sail -- A voyage begins -- Weather signs -- A voyage lost -- Preparations for sea -- A time to go -- Whistling in the graveyard -- Landfall Beaufort -- A homecoming -- An unlikely adventurer -- What Dean Martin knew -- A moment of indecision -- A wanderer's vigil -- A voice in the darkness -- Thanksgiving -- A cold rain -- A simple vessel -- A following sea -- A yearning -- Africa beckons -- A harbor homecoming -- The siren's song -- The promised land -- The pearl of great price -- The secret -- The story -- Gathering stones -- Casting away -- The passage -- On right marriage -- A mystery unfolds -- An immodest proposal -- A boy's will -- A moment of truth -- A plan in earnest -- To sea at last -- The crossing -- Atlantis rising -- Landfall Nassau -- Coming ashore -- Sailors and lunatics -- A pilgrim's tale -- Golden calves -- What the nomad knows -- Journey of the Magi -- The stranger -- The gift -- Maiden voyage -- The perfect mahimahi -- The voyage to come -- The loss of the Gypsy Moon.
To sail -- A voyage begins -- Weather signs -- A voyage lost -- Preparations for sea -- A time to go -- Whistling in the graveyard -- Landfall Beaufort -- A homecoming -- An unlikely adventurer -- What Dean Martin knew -- A moment of indecision -- A wanderer's vigil -- A voice in the darkness -- Thanksgiving -- A cold rain -- A simple vessel -- A following sea -- A yearning -- Africa beckons -- A harbor homecoming -- The siren's song -- The promised land -- The pearl of great price -- The secret -- The story -- Gathering stones -- Casting away -- The passage -- On right marriage -- A mystery unfolds -- An immodest proposal -- A boy's will -- A moment of truth -- A plan in earnest -- To sea at last -- The crossing -- Atlantis rising -- Landfall Nassau -- Coming ashore -- Sailors and lunatics -- A pilgrim's tale -- Golden calves -- What the nomad knows -- Journey of the Magi -- The stranger -- Maiden voyage -- The perfect mahi-mahi -- The voyage to come -- The loss of the Gypsy Moon.
Scope and content: "Michael Hurley, an experienced attorney and former professional sailor, returns to the sea to give us a thought-provoking memoir of a man's yearning for redemption and renewal in the wake of infidelity, divorce, and failure" --Provided by the publisher
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Maps on endpapers.

To sail -- A voyage begins -- Weather signs -- A voyage lost -- Preparations for sea -- A time to go -- Whistling in the graveyard -- Landfall Beaufort -- A homecoming -- An unlikely adventurer -- What Dean Martin knew -- A moment of indecision -- A wanderer's vigil -- A voice in the darkness -- Thanksgiving -- A cold rain -- A simple vessel -- A following sea -- A yearning -- Africa beckons -- A harbor homecoming -- The siren's song -- The promised land -- The pearl of great price -- The secret -- The story -- Gathering stones -- Casting away -- The passage -- On right marriage -- A mystery unfolds -- An immodest proposal -- A boy's will -- A moment of truth -- A plan in earnest -- To sea at last -- The crossing -- Atlantis rising -- Landfall Nassau -- Coming ashore -- Sailors and lunatics -- A pilgrim's tale -- Golden calves -- What the nomad knows -- Journey of the Magi -- The stranger -- The gift -- Maiden voyage -- The perfect mahimahi -- The voyage to come -- The loss of the Gypsy Moon.

To sail -- A voyage begins -- Weather signs -- A voyage lost -- Preparations for sea -- A time to go -- Whistling in the graveyard -- Landfall Beaufort -- A homecoming -- An unlikely adventurer -- What Dean Martin knew -- A moment of indecision -- A wanderer's vigil -- A voice in the darkness -- Thanksgiving -- A cold rain -- A simple vessel -- A following sea -- A yearning -- Africa beckons -- A harbor homecoming -- The siren's song -- The promised land -- The pearl of great price -- The secret -- The story -- Gathering stones -- Casting away -- The passage -- On right marriage -- A mystery unfolds -- An immodest proposal -- A boy's will -- A moment of truth -- A plan in earnest -- To sea at last -- The crossing -- Atlantis rising -- Landfall Nassau -- Coming ashore -- Sailors and lunatics -- A pilgrim's tale -- Golden calves -- What the nomad knows -- Journey of the Magi -- The stranger -- Maiden voyage -- The perfect mahi-mahi -- The voyage to come -- The loss of the Gypsy Moon.

"Michael Hurley, an experienced attorney and former professional sailor, returns to the sea to give us a thought-provoking memoir of a man's yearning for redemption and renewal in the wake of infidelity, divorce, and failure" --Provided by the publisher

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. ix)
  • Chapter 1 To Sail (p. 3)
  • Chapter 2 A Voyage Begins (p. 7)
  • Chapter 3 Weather Signs (p. 11)
  • Chapter 4 A Voyage Lost (p. 14)
  • Chapter 5 Preparations for Sea (p. 20)
  • Chapter 6 A Time to Go (p. 24)
  • Chapter 7 Whistling in the Graveyard (p. 30)
  • Chapter 8 Landfall Beaufort (p. 33)
  • Chapter 9 A Homecoming (p. 37)
  • Chapter 10 An Unlikely Adventurer (p. 45)
  • Chapter 11 What Dean Martin Knew (p. 49)
  • Chapter 12 A Moment of Indecision (p. 55)
  • Chapter 13 A Wanderer s Vigil (p. 61)
  • Chapter 14 A Voice in the Darkness (p. 66)
  • Chapter 15 Thanksgiving (p. 69)
  • Chapter 16 A Cold Rain (p. 75)
  • Chapter 17 A Simple Vessel (p. 77)
  • Chapter 18 A Following Sea (p. 82)
  • Chapter 19 A Yearning (p. 86)
  • Chapter 20 Africa Beckons (p. 89)
  • Chapter 21 A Harbor Homecoming (p. 95)
  • Chapter 22 The Siren's Song (p. 98)
  • Chapter 23 The Promised Land (p. 102)
  • Chapter 24 The Pearl of Great Price (p. 105)
  • Chapter 25 The Secret (p. 111)
  • Chapter 26 The Story (p. 120)
  • Chapter 27 Gathering Stones (p. 125)
  • Chapter 28 Casting Away (p. 127)
  • Chapter 29 The Passage (p. 130)
  • Chapter 30 On Right Marriage (p. 133)
  • Chapter 31 A Mystery Unfolds (p. 138)
  • Chapter 32 An Immodest Proposal (p. 146)
  • Chapter 33 A Boy's Will (p. 151)
  • Chapter 34 A Moment of Truth (p. 153)
  • Chapter 35 A Plan in Earnest (p. 157)
  • Chapter 36 To Sea at Last (p. 160)
  • Chapter 37 The Crossing (p. 162)
  • Chapter 38 Atlantis Rising (p. 165)
  • Chapter 39 Landfall Nassau (p. 169)
  • Chapter 40 Coming Ashore (p. 172)
  • Chapter 41 Sailors and Lunatics (p. 179)
  • Chapter 42 A Pilgrim's Tale (p. 183)
  • Chapter 43 Golden Calves (p. 188)
  • Chapter 44 What the Nomad Knows (p. 192)
  • Chapter 45 Journey of the Magi (p. 198)
  • Chapter 46 The Stranger (p. 211)
  • Chapter 47 The Gift (p. 214)
  • Chapter 48 Maiden Voyage (p. 217)
  • Chapter 49 The Perfect Mahimahi (p. 220)
  • Chapter 50 The Voyage to Come (p. 231)
  • The Loss of the Gypsy Moon (p. 235)