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The Tide Comes Back is a collection of short stories. It contains salient episodes of the author's early life in Iquitos (Peru), a city in the Amazon rainforest, and of her later travels abroad. As she describes in Part One, her days as a boarder in an all-girls Catholic high school, her summers at a farmhouse near the grand river, and her closeness with her mother prior to her death, the uniqueness of the town comes alive. An interesting mixture of rusticity and sophistication, Iquitos in the 1950s was still encapsulated in the remnants of the earlier rubber boom that gave the place an elegant European flavor. The stories in Part Two narrate tidbits of culture shock experienced first during the author's stay in London and later as she encountered the New York City culture and attempted to establish a bicultural identity in the city where she has now lived for four decades.