ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 3, 2019
Struggling to look after his grieving mother, sixteen-year-old Alex wants nothing more than to leave school. All right, he made some poor decisions during the summer holiday, not least of which was getting involved with Chuck, a stranger hiding out in this remote part of the Scottish Highlands. Chuck was exciting, challenging Alex to take ever-increasing risks. But Chuck wasn’t supposed to turn up dead next to Alex’s fishing boat. With the bills mounting, Alex has to accept that he is struggling to cope. But things get even worse when his best friend goes missing.
Sylvia Hehir is a DFA Creative Writing student at the University of Glasgow. She was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House mentor scheme 2017 following their WriteNow Live initiative and she received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for children’s fiction. Sea Change has already won the 2018 Pitlochry Quaich from the Scottish Association of Writers and was shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award 2017. Her radio play One Last Push, featuring Gary Lewis and Sharon Rooney, was broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland, and her short story A Time to Leave was longlisted in BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines and was winner of the John Severn trophy from the Scottish Association of Writers.