BlogHer Book Club’s latest novel up for review is Sea Change by Jeremy Page.
Sea Change is a book about tragic lost and trying to find your way through it. The main character, Guy, suffers from a loss that all parents fear- the loss of a child. Throughout the book he is trying to find his way literally and figuratively through life aboard a ship at sea.
The solitude of the sea is his hiding place and healing place. He creates a fantasy world in his journal that takes you through what might have been if his daughter was still alive and his family was still together as a whole.
Jeremy Page brilliantly paints a descriptive picture throughout the entire book. The way he writes every detail makes it easy to imagine being in every scene of the novel.
That being said, it was not an easy read for me. I usually fly through books absorbing every detail. With Page’s book, Sea Change, it took me a long while to be able to get into it. There are times when the details are just exhausting to read. I picked this book up and put it down so many times before being able to finish it.
I would suggest this book to those who love something that isn’t just a day or two read, as most of the books I love are. It is a lovely book, just not an easy read.
**I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.**