Sea Change (Hardcover)

By Jeremy Page

Viking Adult, 9780670021901, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2010

December 2010 Indie Next List

“Guy lives on an old barge, trolling around the North Sea's coast, lost in more ways than one. Five years earlier, his young daughter was killed in an accident and his marriage did not survive long after her death. Every night Guy sits in his boat and writes a diary of what might have been, each entry far more real to him than the physical world. A chance encounter with another woman and her daughter gives him a glimpse of a possible future. The question is, has that glimpse has come in time?”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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A stunning follow-up from the author of "Salt"--"thrilling and memorable" (Richard Eder, "Los Angeles Times").
After experiencing a devastating tragedy, Guy sets out to sea in an old Dutch barge that has now become his home. Every night, he writes the imagined diary of the man he might have been-and the family he should have had.
As he embarks upon the stormy waters of the North Sea-writing about a trip through the small towns and nightclubs of the rural American South-Guy's stories begin to unfold in unexpected ways. And when he meets a mother and daughter, he realizes that it might just be possible to begin his life again.
Haunting and exquisitely crafted, "Sea Change" is a deeply affecting novel of love and family by an acclaimed young writer.

About the Author

Jeremy Page is the author of the novel "Salt" which was a finalist for both the Commonwealth Writer s Prize and the Jeff First Novel Award. He has previously worked as a scriptwriter and script editor of the BBC and Film Four. He lives in London with his wife and children."