Details about Rebellious Tide, The by Eddy Boudel Tan
Rebellious Tide, The by Eddy Boudel Tan ePub PDF free download – It was true. Sebastien grew up surrounded by the evidence of his mother’s beauty. Ruby kept most of these faded photographs in boxes stacked on the top shelf of her closet, a hidden archive of tattered prints that spanned decades. Her favourites were trapped in cheap frames throughout their apartment. Sebastien had them etched in his memory, having seen them every day for as long as he could remember. The young woman was striking. Every image preserved the delicate curve of her neck and the clarity of her eyes.
Her hair was worn the same way in each one, a heavy veil black as a nun’s habit. She began to smile more with time, as though age softened whatever caused her younger self to be so serious. “You’re still beautiful.” Sebastien looked into her yellowed eyes to show he meant it. She laughed, unconvinced. Ruby Goh was no longer the vital woman who stared at them from the photographs. Her body sank into the shallow canyon that had formed in her mattress. A pile of blankets concealed her bloated stomach and swollen legs. She wore her long hair in the same way, but the colour had faded over time.