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Low Tide

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
“Low Tide” is the story of Jezebel, daughter of an English art-dealer and a mad Louisiana heiress, and her fatal love-affair with two young brothers.
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published March 12th 1985 by Knopf
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Vince
Oct 19, 2009 Vince rated it it was amazing
Exquisite Minimalist Painting in Words, January 15, 1999
I stumbled upon a first edition of "Low Tide" languishing on a lower shelf in North Beach. Immediately drawn to the deep, swirling mauves and gothic typeface of its cover, I flipped the book over to discover the portrait in profile of a straight-back girl - Ms. Eberstadt - and Everything about this girl shrieked DEB!! DEB!! DEB!! And I was right; a lovely example of belles lettres is this thin volume of prose - quasi-autobiographical I supp
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DoctorM
Mar 25, 2014 DoctorM rated it it was amazing
A dark, melancholy, and still alluring coming-of-age novel. Eberstadt's heroine and her doomed lover pursue each other across England, New York, and the Mexican badlands in a novel that's witty, disturbing, funny, and heartbreaking by turns. Highly recommended.

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I found "Low Tide" long ago, when it was still a first novel by a new and talented writer...and one whose dust jacket portrait at twenty-four was ethereal and lovely. I loved this book all those years ago, and I've never und
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Laura
Dec 21, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: DoctorM
This was a wonderful coming-of-age story. The wonderful thing about it is that it doesn't feel like a coming-of-age story. Great characters whom I both love and loathe at many points in the story. It's definitely something I would recommend to anyone.
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This early novel by Eberstadt has an existentialist feel to it.
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