The Disenchantments

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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Hold Still and We Are Okay.

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall.

But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next?

Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.
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Nina LaCour (www.ninalacour.com) is the author of the award-winning Hold Still and widely acclaimed The Disenchantments. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in Oakland, California.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Feb 16, 2012
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781101575437
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

“Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art." —Bookpage

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
 
An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.

Praise for We Are Okay 

“Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy.” —Bustle

★ “Exquisite.” —Kirkus

★ “LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist

★ “Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —SLJ

★ “A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.” —Publishers Weekly

★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." —Shelf Awareness

“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” —Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

“As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.”
—Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World

“You can feel every peak and valley of Marin’s emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost
Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

“Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art." —Bookpage

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
 
An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.

Praise for We Are Okay 

“Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy.” —Bustle

★ “Exquisite.” —Kirkus

★ “LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist

★ “Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —SLJ

★ “A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.” —Publishers Weekly

★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." —Shelf Awareness

“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” —Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

“As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.”
—Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World

“You can feel every peak and valley of Marin’s emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost
Una chica huye del dolor por haber perdido a su madre, pero pronto descubrirá que no hay lugar a dónde escapar mientras tu alma siga rota.

Ganadora del premio Michael L. Printz 2018

por Mejor Novela Young Adult.

Una novela dolorosamente bella sobre la pérdida de un ser amado y el duradero poder de la amistad.

Vas por la vida pensando que hay tanto que necesitas tener...
hasta que te quedas sólo con tu teléfono, tu cartera y una foto de tu mamá.

Marin no ha vuelto a hablar con nadie de su antigua vida desde el día que decidió dejar todo atrás. Nadie sabe la verdad sobre aquellas semanas finales. Ni siquiera su mejor amiga, Mabel. Pero incluso estando a miles de kilómetros lejos de la costa de California, en una universidadde Nueva York, Marin sigue sintiendo el tirón de la vida y la tragedia de las que ha tratado de huir.

Ahora, meses más tarde, a solas en un dormitorio vacío durante las vacaciones de invierno, Marin aguarda, pues Mabel está por llegar a visitarla, y Marin se verá forzada a enfrentar todo aquello que se ha quedado sin decir, finalmente tendrá que confrontar la soledad que se ha adueñado de su corazón.

La crítica ha dicho...

"Exquisita."

Kirkus, starred review

"Una hermosa y devastadora obra de arte. Un trabajo extraordinario".

Bookpage

"Tan solitaria y bella que apenas si podía respirar. Un libro perfecto".

Stephanie Perkins, autora compiladora de Un regalo de mi gran amor

"Breve, poética y maravillosamente escrita. El mundo que LaCour crea es frágil pero profundamente humano".

The New York Times Book Review

"Tan hermosa como los mejores recuerdos, tan triste como las mejores canciones, tan esperanzadora como tus mejores sueños".

Siobhan Vivian, autora de Una lista peligrosa

"Un viaje emocional que sentirás en la piel y en las entrañas. Bellamente escrita, franca y profundamente real".

Adi Alsaid, autor de Aquello que creíamos perdido

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