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by Dominic Morgan
 
Both short and deceptively simple, this book of sea stories follows the central protagonist, Silas Murphy, through his hard and dangerous career as a yacht captain and a commercial fisherman.
The rigours of the sea have made him dark and nihilistic and a borderline alcoholic. Yet despite his acceptance and expectation of a cruel fate and despite his seemingly

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Both short and deceptively simple, this book of sea stories follows the central protagonist, Silas Murphy, through his hard and dangerous career as a yacht captain and a commercial fisherman.
The rigours of the sea have made him dark and nihilistic and a borderline alcoholic. Yet despite his acceptance and expectation of a cruel fate and despite his seemingly pointless existence, he continues his struggle to survive and eventually finds salvation where he least expects to.
The stories are terse and stark and brutal. With the exception of The Last Voyage, they are all true and are based on the author's experiences. The book explores the themes of life and death, love and hate, fear and hope and the existential nature of the human condition.
Startlingly frank and open it is both beautiful and terrifying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781523201945
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/2015
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Morgan was born at his grandmother's house in Instow, North Devon. Where her garden ended, the beach began. His love of the sea started here.
He was educated at Gordonstoun, in Scotland, where sailing was part of the curriculum. Later he took his Yachtmaster exams and lived and worked in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean both as a commercial fisherman and a freelance yacht captain.
He lives in Bideford, Devon, with his two children and devoted gundog, Finian.

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