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Above: Trevor Gordon, eyes wide in Lakshadweep. Trevor also drew the cover art for Crossings (below). Screengrab: Michael Kew from

Excerpt from “Crossings” by Michael Kew

By Michael Kew   |   Mar 12, 2012 March 12, 2012

From “The Five Pillars of Lakshadweep,” Chapter 17 This room is moving. Trevor Gordon’s eyes are open and glazed, his pupils wide. It’s 5:04 a.m. He rubs his belly clockwise, breathes oddly, speaks flatly. “Don’t let me pass out, man. We’ve got to stick together.” Outside, pale moonlight glints… Read More

Excerpt from “Crossings” by Michael Kew

Excerpt from “Crossings” by Michael Kew

May 14, 2012 May 14, 2012

by From “Coral Refuge, Ocean Deep,” Chapter 8 This atoll is on the way to nowhere except the crossroads of romance and adventure. Après-surf and brunch, Yvon and I board the skiff and buzz into close range; Francois kills the motor. Adrift within the lagoon’s… Read More

Excerpt from Michael Kew’s “Crossings”

Excerpt from Michael Kew’s “Crossings”

By Michael Kew   |   Aug 8, 2012 August 8, 2012

by Michael Kew From “Jewel of Palm and Rain,” Chapter 26 It was California's autumn equinox, with its earthy browns and yellows, its wind and its chill, on the cusp of solitude, that had sent me away. A shirtless late-afternoon bike ride across the farm, down the leafy corridor of… Read More

Above: Fletcher Chouinard on a virgin right-hander. Photo: Michael Kew

Excerpt from “Crossings” by Michael Kew

By Michael Kew   |   Apr 16, 2012 April 16, 2012

  From “Coral Refuge, Ocean Deep,” Chapter 8 WOULD THEY DO IT IN PARIS? It’s the second T-shirt I’ve seen today that poses this question, a lingering sting of animosity toward France’s three decades of nuclear testing in L’Archipel. France ignored a 1973 World Court request to stop the practice,… Read More