“Blossoms with genuine pathos...a wonderful meditation on what it means to be imperfect.”
— SF Chronicle
“A fiery satire about friendship,...Silicon Valley and the swiftly tilting madhouse which inequality has wrought...impossible-to-put-down and heartbreaking in all the right places …”
— JUNOT DÍAZ, PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO
“...a compelling and unusual two-perspective tale about modern San Francisco, the early days of social media, and the modes in which twentysomethings find meaning and purpose in a cluttered, chaotic culture.”
“a humorous and heartfelt story of friendship and baseball and the growing pains of both the city they love and the people who love it."
“...timely but timeless. DeAndreis shines the penetrating light of his substantial wit on the darker corners of the way we live, illuminating what makes us human, but also, sometimes, inhumane.”
— MOLLY ANTOPOL, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE FOR THE UN-AMERICANS
“DeAndreis sees what so many of us miss, about the Bay Area and beyond. Tell Us When To Go has such great energy, such propulsive momentum in the telling. Here's the truth delivered with intensity and humor. What more could anybody ask of a contemporary novel?"
— PETER ORNER, AUTHOR OF AM I ALONE HERE?, ESTHER STORIES, AND LAST CAR OVER THE SAGAMORE BRIDGE
“We know from the first page of Tell Us When To Go that we’re in good hands. Through the lens of baseball and San Francisco, DeAndreis brings to life the beauty and pain of loving something so much that it can be too much to bear. In the end, DeAndreis’s smart, moving novel is about one thing: how we save each other.”
— JOAN RYAN, AUTHOR OF INTANGIBLES: UNLOCKING THE SCIENCE AND SOUL OF TEAM CHEMISTRY
"DeAndreis is aware of the power of and suggestions made by language, evidenced by the nuanced characters and their grappling with class, friendship and failure."
— The Masters Reviews
"DeAndreis weaves the threads of male friendship, the fall from grace, gentrification, internet trolling, coming of age, the Great Recession, and San Francisco culture."
— Five South Review
"DeAndreis honors the memory of the city he will always love."
— 48 Hills
About the Novel
The post-recession Bay Area is a land fertile for world-changers and dreamers. This is the setting for Tell Us When To Go, a millennial coming-of-age story, part Silicon Valley satire and part urgent glimpse into the darker side of privilege, troll culture, and class disparity. It asks the question, what comes of a friendship, or a city, with so much splitting it apart? Can it be saved?