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A stunning follow-up from the author of the memorable debut, Salt

A field, a perfect morning, and a family destroyed in a single moment. After the death of his only daughter and the dissolution of his marriage, Guy is left alone and searching for answers. He sets out to sea on an old Dutch barge—acquired on a whim—that has now become his home. Every night Guy writes the imagined diary of the man he should be—and the family he should have. Every morning he wakes to the knowledge of all he has lost.

Guy embarks on the stormy waters of the North Sea, while in his diary he recounts an unforgettable trip through the small towns and nightclubs of the rural American South. As he travels, Guy’s stories begin to unfold in unexpected ways. And when he meets two women who are also at sea and searching for answers, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The opening scene in Jeremy Page’s novel is an absolute stunner.”

    New York Times

  • “Page is a sensitive, pensive writer, and he has endowed Guy with the same skill to compose this poignant story within the story…As introspective and painful as Sea Change is, it remains engaging and even surprising all the way to the end. Page knows enough about real grief to be aware that it follows no regular stages.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Gripping…Meditative…The slow, thorough Sea Change is a success…Page’s musings have a light touch but never meander too far without finding some way to serve the story…An authorial statement about humanity’s conflicting desires to protect and to persevere.”

    Time Out (New York)

  • “British narrator John Lee kicks this production into high gear as he recounts the story of Guy, a man whose life compass goes missing for a long time. He journeys on the North Sea on a refurbished Dutch barge he calls home. Lee compassionately describes how Guy chronicles an imagined diary of a life never lived—with a family he never thought he’d lose. Lee delivers a complicated story of a father’s grief and provides the backdrop for Guy’s guarded metamorphosis when he meets two women at sea and gradually discovers that life may have purpose for him once more.”


  • “[Page’s] minutely observed characters and his evocation of almost every subject he treats are masterful.”


  • “This haunting, beautifully realized novel concerns perhaps the most devastating loss one can experience—the loss of a child…Page depicts Guy’s devastating emotions superbly, engaging the themes of love and loss with remarkable tenderness, sympathy, and compassion. The descriptions of the sea, the weather, and the coastal estuaries that Guy visits are also powerful and poetic. A poignant and heartbreaking novel enthusiastically recommended for all readers.”

    Library Journal 

  • “A lyrical and elegiac novel about a real past and an imagined future…Impressive.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A lyrical and elegiac novel…Impressive.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Selected for the December 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cheryl | 5/12/2011

    " Haunting, sad but great read. Now I will read his first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher | 3/4/2011

    " Besides the fact that Page's writing is spectacular painting, the form of the story -- with diary entries making a new fiction for the main character's life -- is quite wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linnet | 2/11/2011

    " A tragic accident leaves Guy not knowing what to do, where to go. He goes to sea, living on a Dutch barge and writing in a diary of the life that might have been. "

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