Pride, betrayal, forgiveness . . . and the eternal sea. The Prodigal tells the mystical tale of four people on Ocracoke Island whose destiny is tied to an abandoned schooner, thought to have been lost at sea more than a century ago, that one day drifts ashore. Marcus O'Reilly, a renegade... show more
Pride, betrayal, forgiveness . . . and the eternal sea. The Prodigal tells the mystical tale of four people on Ocracoke Island whose destiny is tied to an abandoned schooner, thought to have been lost at sea more than a century ago, that one day drifts ashore. Marcus O'Reilly, a renegade Catholic priest, must confront his inner demons. Ibrahim Joseph, a Bahamian fugitive, must face his past. Aidan Sharpe, a fallen lawyer, struggles with self-doubt and his growing affection for Molly McGregor, a fearless towboat captain who cannot find the courage to love. They will all be drawn into a 2,000-year-old mystery that unfolds with the reappearance of the ship."A masterpiece of artistic imagination. Hurley's eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end." --ForeWord Clarion Review"Stirring, romantic, and evocative of the sea's magic." --Kirkus Reviews
Publish date: June 1st 2013
Publisher: Ragbagger Press
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
I am going to admit it right here and now. I did not think I was going to be able to finish reading this book. I was bored silly and it was still dragging for me at 30%. I could not understand what the heck this was about, and then I switched my brain on after reading three zombie books in a row and...
The Prodigal by Michael HurleyI wanted to read this book because it's the story of a boat from very long ago and the front cover looks fabulous. The story line I knew it would keep my interest.Story starts out with a lawyer Aidan Sharpe and he's a lawyer but on the outer banks island for a few days....
This book was a bit hard to review for me, because I kept having ups and downs in my opinon. The story circles around our main character - Aidan, who loses his job as lawyer and is forced to go live and work oon a small island. The books goes with a slow start after revieling something like a little...
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