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The Wake

book | Fiction | 2009
UK → Penguin
US → Viking
US title: Sea Change

A field, a perfect morning, a family destroyed in a single moment.

Every night, before he cuts the engine and lets the boat drift, Guy writes the diary of the man he should have been – of a husband with his wife and their young daughter; of a new family that may not have been perfect but who were, at least, together. And every morning, as he’s rocked in his berth by the waves all around, he wakes to the memory of that fateful day and the knowledge that things can never be the same. Embarking on a moving and eventful journey from the calm estuaries of East Anglia to the southern states of America and the storm-filled waters of the North Sea, Guy meets Marta and her daughter Rhona, who are on a life-affirming journey of their own . . .

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The Wake
The Wake

"A lyrical and elegiac novel about a real past and an imagined future."
Kirkus Starred review

"Thrilling and primeval." Emma Hagestadt
The Independent

The natural world takes centre stage in a novel of family loss
"Page writes with feeling and intimacy, his touch is poetic and sure. [The novel's] sense of the natural world is fine and compelling. A powerful vision." Helen Dunmore
The Guardian
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