BookReport: Once Upon A Gypsy Moon by Michael Hurley
We caught up with world class solo sailor Arnet Taylor in the seaside town of Kittery, Maine, to discuss Michael Hurley's new book Once Upon a Gypsy Moon (Center Street/Hachette; April, 2013), a spiritual-journey narrative written from the open seas in a 32-foot sailboat named Gypsy Moon. Famous for sailing solo 6,000 miles across the treacherous Southern Ocean from Capetown to Sydney without a rudder (New York Times, December 11, 1994), Taylor offered his insights into the experiences and motivations of solo sailing and, as a self-confessed connoisseur of sailing memoirs, his thoughts on Once Upon A Gypsy Moon: An Improbable Voyage and One Man's Yearning for Redemption by Michael Hurley, a one-time North Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year, who took to the sea for two years in the wake of infidelity, divorce and career failure.
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