A modern queer tragedy about a pilot's last words, an interrupted wedding, and the fear of losing everything.
"A truly rare and wonderful book."
— Timothy Taylor, author of Stanley Park and The Rule of Stephens
The Publishing Triangle: 2021 Edmund White Award Finalist
The Globe and Mail: Best Picks of Fall 2020
Lambda Literary: Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of October 2020
Toronto Word on the Street Festival: Book of the Month November 2020
Xtra Magazine: 5 Literary Debuts That Got Us Excited
Reader's Digest: Best Emotionally Charged LGBTQ+ Novel
The Rebellious Tide
Sebastien's search for his father leads him to a ship with a dangerous secret.
"A propulsive, unpredictable adventure."
— Lindsay Wong, author of The Woo-Woo
CBC Books: Canadian Fiction We're Excited to Read in 2021
Paperback Paris: 34 Most Anticipated New LGBTQIA+ Books of 2021
Brian Francis: "Pulls you under its wave in the best possible way"
Alexis Schaitkin: "An impassioned meditation on alienation and belonging"
Natalie Jenner: "An exciting voice in Canadian literary fiction"
Eddy Boudel Tan is the author of two novels, After Elias (2020) and The Rebellious Tide (2021). His work depicts a world much like our own—the heroes are flawed, truth is distorted, and there is as much hope as there is heartbreak. As a queer Asian Canadian, Eddy celebrates diverse voices through his writing. His stories can be found in Joyland, Yolk, Gertrude Press, and the G&LR.
Eddy lives with his husband in Vancouver. He is currently working on his third novel (which keeps him up at night in ways both good and bad) in between learning French, running along the ocean, and rewatching old episodes of LOST (Desmond is still his favourite).