Genre: Literary Fiction
From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize for his debut novel, THE PRODIGAL, comes a complex and ambitious, allegorical tale of old money, young passion and ancient mystery in a classic New England seaside village.
Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world–and each other.
“Hurley writes beautifully,” says Kirkus Reviews, “especially when describing island and nautical life.” Publishers Weekly praises “his well-crafted prose.”
In beautiful, haunting prose, author Michael Hurley makes the characters from his literary fiction work, "The Vineyard", come alive on the pages. Three women meet up again, ten years after their college days together. They used to be best firends, now they might as well be stranger. They come to Martha's Vineyard, each with their own reasons for doing so. There they meet a mysterious 'fisherman' who changes their lives forever. The book is inspiring, haunting, an amazing read.