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We Run the Tides: A Novel

We Run the Tides: A Novel

Написано Vendela Vida

Озвучено Marin Ireland


We Run the Tides: A Novel

Написано Vendela Vida

Озвучено Marin Ireland

оценки:
3.5/5 (225 оценки)
Длина:
6 часов
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Издано:
9 февр. 2021 г.
ISBN:
9780063067967
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Примечание редактора

Thrilling and nostalgic…

Set in 1984, “We Run the Tides” centers on 13-year-old Eulabee and her three friends as they galavant around Sea Cliff, their wealthy San Francisco neighborhood. One day, they stumble upon a mystery that threatens to change everything. A thrilling, nostalgic novel celebrating the complexities of female friendship by Vendela Vida, who co-founded 826 Valencia along with Dave Eggers.

Описание

An achingly beautiful and wickedly funny story of female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance, set in the changing landscape of San Francisco

Teenage Eulabee and her alluring best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy, oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know the ins and outs of the homes and beaches, Sea Cliff’s hidden corners and eccentric characters—as well as the swanky all-girls’ school they attend. Their lives move along uneventfully, with afternoon walks by the ocean and weekend sleepovers. Then everything changes. Eulabee and Maria Fabiola have a disagreement about what they did or didn’t witness on the way to school one morning, and this creates a schism in their friendship. The rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola’s sudden disappearance—a potential kidnapping that shakes the quiet community and threatens to expose unspoken truths.

Suspenseful and poignant, We Run the Tides is Vendela Vida’s masterpiece depiction of an inimitable place on the brink of radical transformation. Pre–tech boom San Francisco finds its mirror in the changing lives of the teenage girls at the center of this story of innocence lost, the pain of too much freedom, and the struggle to find one’s authentic self. Told with a gimlet eye and great warmth, We Run the Tides is both a gripping mystery and a tribute to the wonders of youth, in all its beauty and confusion. 

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Издано:
9 февр. 2021 г.
ISBN:
9780063067967
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Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. Her new novel, We Run the Tides, will be published by Ecco on February 9, 2021. She is a founding editor of The Believer and coeditor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She was a founding board member of 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing center for youth, and lives in the Bay Area with her family.


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  • (5/5)
    The remembrances of a 13-year-old girl growing up in the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco circa 1984 are both funny and heartfelt. The girl has a best friend who is developing in a way that gets attention from men, one who becomes an adversary when she doesn’t back her up in a story she’s fabricated, adding considerably to the pressures of being an adolescent. I loved how Vida gave us this perspective without forcing things or relying on the usual sorts of melodrama in this genre. There is a fantastic sense of balance and precision to her writing, and the way she finished the book in the present was very well done. I’ll definitely be checking out more of her work.
  • (5/5)
    Ah, the miseries of adolescence and mean girls, even in most affluent Sea Cliff, a beachside suburb of San Francisco. Eulabee,14, is in thrall to the fabulous Maria Fabiola, her gorgeous and powerful bestie and leader of a band of judgmental private school girls. Of course, there are big problems (murders, suicides, kidnapping, a near-rape) behind most of the mansion doors, and Eulabee is a most keen observer, striving to stay sane when her posse exiles her due to a fabrication by Maria. The everyday adventures in this insular world are beautifully observed, as are the interactions with parents and teachers. The novel is as relevant to its time (mid-1980s) as was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Wrinkle in Time, and The World of Henry Orient to theirs and should be considered for immediate classic status.
  • (4/5)
    Set in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood in the 1980’s, the story of private school friends takes us into the minds of schoolgirls where the world centers around them. When the friends start disappearing, Eulabee tries to figure out what happen. The story is light up until a classic white car shows up in the neighborhood. The mystery is never solved. In 2019 a chance meeting sheds new light on what could have happened forty years ago. It’s the story of a dissolving friendship that begins when Eulabee says she didn’t see the man in the white car fondling himself as her three friend scontend happen. Labeled both a traitor and a slut, Eulabee feels isolated and even more so she wants to figure out what happened. This is a quick and engaging story.
  • (5/5)
    I was glued to this book from the moment I picked it up. The main character, Eulabee, was very easy for me to like (and, at times, feel so very sorry for). I wanted to like her best friend, Maria Fabiola, but a part of me couldn't bring myself to do it. The two were like night and day but also had some strong similarities. Theirs was a volatile relationship from the start, even though it might not have been so obvious. I felt as though I couldn't read this fast enough, as I hurriedly turned the pages to find out what was going to happen next. There's a few adult scenarios scattered throughout this book, so I think it's more geared towards adults. All in all, this was a great book and I hope to read more from the author.
  • (3/5)
    Found this on Hoopla after seeing it on the ToB longlist.It's the 1980s. Eulabee lives in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of SF and goes to an exclusive girls' high school. This story chronicles some typical 80s high school experiences: as the daughter of an immigrant (her mother is from Sweden), friendships gone sour, boys, the neighborhood. And three missing girls, one of whom is Eulabee, though she was surprised to find she was "missing". And then, 30 years later, as she returns to SF with her husband and son, and begins meeting with some of her long-ago friends.I enjoyed this, but honestly I don't think I'll remember this book in 6 months. And if I did not live in the Bay Area in the 80s--and yes, if I hadn't gone to the Fillmore in the 80s--I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this much at all.
  • (3/5)
    Dunno. It just felt like...not enough. Like it was really close, almost there, but ultimately dissatisfying. This is tragic to me because her earlier novel, Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name, is a stunning masterpiece.
  • (5/5)
    Clever, witty, subtle humor. A very intelligent author.
  • (4/5)
    ~mild spoilers~ I grew up in a similar set of circumstances to what's laid out in this novel, though in a very different time and place, and I think this book brilliantly captures girls-school drama, sort of like a San Franciscan "My Brilliant Friend (the Compulsive Liar)". I think many readers will have known a girl with at least a touch of the Maria Fabiola about her and will feel the immense relief I did at remembering that you never have to be a teenager again. For fans of the "where are they now?" at the ends of movies, I also really liked the epilogue - it provided a closure re: the inevitability of why Maria did what she did. Overall a solid book and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author!
  • (5/5)
    Vida captures the uncertainty and angst of being an teenage girl on the outskirts of the in crowd.
  • (5/5)
    Strangely exciting for being a slice of life type coming of age story. Very enjoyable and well narrated.
  • (5/5)
    I don’t give five star reviews blithely, but this book deserves it. The plot is intriguing and has the perfect pace, drawing me in and developing the story quickly, but without rushing at the same time. The narration was also excellent. I look forward to reading more of this author’s writing.
  • (4/5)

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    “Maria Fabiola” what a name!! Every time the narrator says her name, I break out in a grin ?Eulabee is quite a character too.
    1984 in all of it’s glory ? Fiorucci and Esprit, The Kinks & The Psychedelic Furs ?
    A coming of age story, where childhood friendships are often tested & strained over the slightest of infringements. If you grew up in the 80’s you’ll easily relate to this one.

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  • (4/5)
    I was led to this audiobook by searching on the narrator, who is one of my favorites. I found most of the story very engaging and had a hard time putting it down. But I felt a little disappointed by the last chapter; it just didn't seem to fit well with the rest of the story.
  • (1/5)
    The book was pointless and the narrator emotionless. Worst audiobook I’ve listened to.
  • (3/5)
    I really enjoyed the teenage humor of this story. The descriptions of people and places. It was slow moving but made me laugh out loud at parts. What I didn’t understand or enjoy was the ending. The entire story is about events that occur to the narrator at age 13, but then it skips to her being nearly 50 years old. That in my opinion was not necessary at all. It should have ended with the revelation about Gentle, because that was sad & poignant. It tied together the false danger, with real peril.

    The story lost two stars because of my disappointment in the unnecessary time jump.