The Rebellious Tide

Coming summer 2021

Sebastien's search for his father leads him to a ship with a dangerous secret

"A propulsive, unpredictable adventure"

— Lindsay Wong, award-winning author of The Woo-Woo

Sebastien has heard only stories about his father, a mysterious sailor who abandoned his pregnant mother thirty years ago. But when his mother dies after a lifetime of struggle, he becomes obsessed with finding an explanation—perhaps even revenge.  

The father he’s never met is Kostas, the commanding officer of a luxury liner sailing the Mediterranean. Posing as a member of the ship’s crew, Sebastien stalks his unwitting father in search of answers to why he disappeared so many years ago.


After a public assault triggers outrage among the ship’s crew, Sebastien finds himself entangled in a revolt against the oppressive ruling class of officers. As the clash escalates between the powerful and the powerless, Sebastien uncovers something his father has hidden deep within the belly of the ship—a disturbing secret that would force him to confront everything he’s always wondered and feared about his own identity.

The Rebellious Tide is a story about anger and blame, examining the tension between the history we're born with and the history we write for ourselves. 

Pre-order The Rebellious Tide at your favourite local bookseller or online.

Advance praise for The Rebellious Tide 

"A propulsive, unpredictable adventure by a master storyteller. Tightly plotted with complex characters, it's a cinematic novel about identity, family, terrible secrets, romantic love, and immeasurable loss. Eddy Boudel Tan is a rare talent who can deftly weave tenderness and heartbreak with high-seas action and nail-biting drama into a perfectly paced narrative."  

— Lindsay Wong, author of The Woo-Woo



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