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THE STONE TIDE by Gareth E. Rees - London launch

  • Burley Fisher Books 400 Kingsland Road London, England, E8 4AA United Kingdom (map)

Join Influx Press for the London launch of Gareth E. Rees' second novel, THE STONE TIDE: ADVENTURES AT THE END OF THE WORLD, celebrating a new work of weird coastal madness.

Buy books, get them signed, and drink wine – as ever, in one of our favourite independent bookshops, Burley Fisher in Haggerston.

About the book:

‘The problems started the day we moved to Hastings…’

When Gareth E. Rees moves to a dilapidated Victorian house in Hastings he begins to piece together an occult puzzle connecting Aleister Crowley, John Logie Baird and the Piltdown Man hoaxer. As freak storms and tidal surges ravage the coast, Rees is beset by memories of his best friend’s tragic death in St Andrews twenty years earlier. Convinced that apocalypse approaches and his past is out to get him, Rees embarks on a journey away from his family, deep into history and to the very edge of the imagination. Tormented by possessed seagulls, mutant eels and unresolved guilt, how much of reality can he trust?

THE STONE TIDE is a novel about grief, loss, history and the imagination. It is about how people make the place and the place makes the person. Above all it is about the stories we tell to make sense of the world


The funniest, most readable, most intelligently self-searching book I've read in years.
– M John Harrison, author of Light

The Stone Tide shows us the town of Hastings as a complex map of past lives, hiding places, and scarred psyches.
– Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty

It turns out that Hastings is not where psychogeographers go to retire, but to buy collapsing, haunted houses and go batshit crazy.
– Will Ashon, author of Strange Labyrinth

Hastings and its witches and magick and myth and legend and booze and dreams and fables.
– Salena Godden, author of Springfield Road

It's a cliche to talk about being haunted by a book but I feel The Stone Tide has been following me about, rattling its chains, and generally jangling up my thoughts.
– Travis Elborough, author of A Walk in the Park