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We Run the Tides

Vendela Vida

(author)

Hardback
Written in the key of Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, We Run the Tides unravels the tense friendships of a tight-knit group of self-obsessed teenage girls, who, through a small misunderstanding, are forced to confront the secrets they keep and the lies they tell...
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"Groundbreaking" – Observer

'Smart, perceptive, elegant, sad, surprising and addictive. And it's also FUNNY.' Nick Hornby

'What We Run the Tides probes so poignantly is the volatility of female adolescence... Knowing and powerfully enigmatic.' Observer

Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighbourhood. They know Sea Cliff's homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters - as well as the upscale all-girls' school they attend. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act - or do they? Eulabee and Maria Fabiola vehemently disagree on what happened, and their 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 masterful portrait 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 centre 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.

'We Run the Tides is hypnotic, knowing, and propulsive as it examines girlhood, friendship, and the strong pull of the past.' Meg Wolitzer

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Book publisherAtlantic Books
Publication date6 May 2021
FormatHardback
Pages272
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