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In Memory of a Banyan Tree: Poems of the Outside World: 1985 to 2022
Three Wooden Trunks
The Country Where Everyone’s Name Is Fear: Selected Poems
Sailing Away  
  Richard Morgan

ISBN 978-0-9717265-3-6     $14.95  /  $16.95 (Canada)     5.5 x 8.5       

124 pp      
PUB DATE: Spring 1999       Fiction


The moment you think you see where Sailing Away is going to take you, I promise: you don’t. These deft, sometimes daft, consistently darksome stories are as impossible to outguess and bewilderingly interesting to ride as the postmodern Pacific that inspires them.

—David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K and The River Why


A bit of Carver, Hemingway, Conrad, Dana and . . . a lot of Richard Morgan. As a sophomore in high school I quit studying and devoted my time to reading. I read anything that had a boat or a ship in it, and was left with the shadowy legacy of Richard Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast until now. Now I have Richard Morgan’s narratives in Sailing Away to turn to, and return to, when I want some good fiction spiked with sea salt and humor. Sea stories yes, but there is much more in these thoughtful, deeply felt stories. . . . When Morgan spins a fishing story, his careful use of specific detail puts you right there: at the wheel in green water or in the cockpit gaffing a huge Chinook salmon. Lost Horse Press is to be congratulated and thanked for gathering up these pieces from little magazines and putting them together in this volume for us to enjoy.

—Carlos Reyes

About the Author

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan's short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications and have won him a number of distinctions, including the Kay Snow prize for fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. He also regularly contributes nonfiction articles to martial arts magazines and is currently at work on a book about the martial arts. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter.