Dizz Tate: Wir, wir, wir

© Ecco Verlag
© Sophie Davidson
© Catapult

„Wir, wir, wir“ von Dizz Tate.
Übersetzt aus dem Amerikanischen von Heike Reissig.
Erschienen am 24.10.2023 bei Ecco.
Originaltitel: „Brutes“, erschienen bei Catapult.

Herzlichen Dank an den Deutschen Übersetzerfonds für die Auszeichnung dieser Übersetzung mit einem Arbeitsstipendium.

Worum geht’s?
Falls Landing, Florida: ein kleiner Ort, umgeben von Freizeitparks, sumpfigen Seen und von der brennenden Sommersonne ausgetrockneten Pflanzen. Eine Clique 13-jähriger Mädchen kreist obsessiv um Sammy, die Tochter des ansässigen Priesters. Sie ist einige Jahre älter – und alles, was die Mädchen selbst sein wollen: beliebt, schön, mysteriös und mit einem der coolen Jungs zusammen.
Auf die Clique übt Sammy eine geradezu hypnotisierende Faszination aus, sie projizieren alle ihre Träume auf das ältere Mädchen und gehen auf in ihrer geteilten Identität, ihrem Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl, ihrer gemeinsamen Stimme. Bis Sammy plötzlich spurlos verschwindet – und auch im Inneren ihrer Clique Risse auftauchen.
Eine brutale, eindrückliche Geschichte über die Bande, die wir in unserer Jugend knüpfen, und den Moment, an dem sie unwiderruflich reißen.


„Elegant (…) Tate’s work takes a sanctioned vision of suburbia and transforms it (…) The mystery is waylaid in favor of something more arresting, more sinister, more enthralling. By the end, Brutes feels wonderfully untethered, wild and unpredictable. The novel is an exploration of adolescent trauma and its otherworldly manifestations rather than a retelling of a trope.“ — Danya Kukafka, The New York Times Book Review

„This season’s most-anticipated first outing.“ — Vogue

„This is a riveting tale, one that refuses to sacrifice nuance nor insight for the sake of its propulsive narrative.“ — Elle

„A magic realist, warped Florid a fairy tale, a Lynchian reinterpretation of The Virgin Suicides (…) Tate acutely captures the precariousness of girlhood, its growing pains and what it is to be ‚born out of rage.'“ — The Observer

„An astonishing debut that will burrow under your skin.“ — The Sunday Times

„[A] much-heralded debut (…) Brutes contains many high-calibre ingredients, not least Tate’s linguistic flair and acute visual sense.“ — The Guardian

„Narrated by an intense voice — the crowded ‚we’—Brutes uses an imagistic, unnerving language to tell the story of these girls and their young, ‚hatching hearts.'“ — Bustle, A Most Anticipated Book of the Year

„Dizz Tate captures the sticky, grabby feeling of puberty in her addictive, haunting debut novel.“ — Nylon

„Florida is a place of extremes—extreme heat, extreme weather, extreme people. It’s hard to put into words what growing up there is like, but with her debut novel, Dizz Tate combines the intensity of the state with the dramatic, emotional turbulence of young adulthood (…) A portrait of a state unlike any other—a car crash that’s impossible to look away from.“ — Our Culture

„Told from a perspective reminiscent of The Virgins Suicides and the unflinching style of The Florida Project, Dizz Tate immediately makes her mark with her debut novel Brutes.“ — Chicago Review of Books

„Mesmerizing moments . . . An often beautiful work.“ Publishers Weekly

„Tate’s debut novel is for readers looking for a riveting plot only topped by its captivating voices, at times honest and vulnerable, at others chilling in their detachment, Tate’s prose enhances the conspiratorial relationship of these characters bonded by fickle friendship pacts, violence, and love. Simultaneously disturbing and sentimental, Brutes is a true reflection of girlhood.“ — Booklist

„The mystery and the danger of being a girl, of feeling crazy and vulnerable and wild, wanting to run away and be someone—anyone—is captured here across a landscape of nail polish and fire and sex, a sinister lake and the pink sky of Florida. Brutes is a beautiful and deeply strange novel, full of dread and longing. I loved it.“ — Mariana Enríquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire