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The Girls

by Emma Cline

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

The Girls Synopsis

If you're lost, they'll find you... Evie Boyd is fourteen and desperate to be noticed. It's the summer of 1969 and restless, empty days stretch ahead of her. Until she sees them. The girls. Hair long and uncombed, jewelry catching the sun. And at their centre, Suzanne, black-haired and beautiful. If not for Suzanne, she might not have gone. But, intoxicated by her and the life she promises, Evie follows the girls back to the decaying ranch where they live. Was there a warning? A sign of what was coming? Or did Evie know already that there was no way back? 

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The Girls Press Reviews

A coming-of-age tale like no other ... the book of the summer - Grazia

Stunning...thrilling... A spectacular achievement - The Times

This book will break your heart and blow your mind - Lena Dunham

The read of the summer -- India Knight - Sunday Times

A tense and claustrophobic read - Stylist

Taut, beautiful and savage, Cline's novel demands your attention - Guardian

An exhilarating read - Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth is Missing

Darker than anything Gone Girl had to offer - Shortlist

A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story...spellbinding - New York Times Book Review

An intensely atmospheric story that perfectly captures the aching loneliness and longing of a teenage girl. -- Sarra Manning - Red

One of the best novels I've read about female adolescence... And as with so many novels about cults, The Girls is set to inspire a cultish devotion all of its own - Evening Standard

A joy to read... Intense, clever, beautiful - Sunday Times

Brimming with intelligence and ideas... Buy it for the Mansonesque plot but savour it for its insights - Irish Times

I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language. -- Mark Haddon -

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ISBN: 9781784701741
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784701741
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Emma Cline
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Collections: 40+ Novels That Feature Friendship,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Emma Cline

Emma Cline is from California. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House and the Paris Review. She was the recipient of the 2014 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for fiction and is a Granta Best Young American Novelist.

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