We outline a relativistic and unfactorized framework to treat the final-state interactions in quasielastic A (e, e' p) reactions for four-momentum transfers Q(2) greater than or similar to 0.3 (GeV/c)(2). The model, which relies on the eikonal approximation, can be used in combination with optical potentials, as well as with the Glauber multiple-scattering method. We argue that such a model can bridge the gap between a typical "low" and "high-energy" description of final-state interactions, in a reasonably smooth fashion. This argument is made on the basis of calculated structure functions, polarization observables and nuclear transparencies for the target nuclei C-12 and O-16. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.