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We Came Here to Forget: A Novel

We Came Here to Forget: A Novel

Written by Andrea Dunlop

Narrated by Julia Whelan


We Came Here to Forget: A Novel

Written by Andrea Dunlop

Narrated by Julia Whelan

ratings:
4/5 (89 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Jul 2, 2019
ISBN:
9781508295761
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

From the author of She Regrets Nothing, which BuzzFeed called a “sharp, glittering story of wealth, family, and fate”, comes a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and becomes enmeshed with a man keeping dark secrets of his own.

Katie Cleary has always known exactly what she wants: to be the best skier in the world. As a teenager, she leaves her home to live and train full-time with her two best friends, all-American brothers Luke and Blair, whose wealthy father has hired the best coaches money can buy. Together, they are the USA’s best shot at bringing home Olympic gold.

But as the upward trajectory of Katie’s elite skiing career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore — one that will lay ruin not only to Katie’s career, but to her family and her relationship with Luke and Blair.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

In alternating chapters, Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet — while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world. From the moneyed ski chalets of the American West to the dimly lit milongas of Argentina, We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve — and what’s left behind after it all disappears.

Released:
Jul 2, 2019
ISBN:
9781508295761
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Andrea Dunlop is the author of We Came Here to Forget, She Regrets Nothing, Losing the Light, and Broken Bay. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, where she works as a social media consultant.


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  • (4/5)
    This one snuck up on me!! I was kind of so-so about by the time I was 1/2 way through. The last half was AMAZING!! The full development of ALL the characters and perfection of the finality. A very good book!
  • (5/5)

    5 people found this helpful

    Best book I’ve read in awhile! The chapters alternate between the past and the present, which is done beautifully. I found myself disappointed to leave whichever “time” we were in when a new chapter would end!

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  • (5/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but I could hardly put it down. Engrossing and emotional.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (1/5)
    Lots of detail in the beginning(kind of information overload).. wasn’t sure where it was going... also the recording kept skipping so I had no idea what was going on.. definitely would recommend getting the glitches fixed as it makes the story line extremely hard to follow.
  • (1/5)
    I couldn’t get into this story at all. Time is valuable and I am not wasting it on a lame book. Moving on to something worth it.