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The Girls

(2016)
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"Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate. She reminds us that behind so many of our culture’s fables exists a girl: unseen, unheard, angry. This book will break your heart and blow your mind."
Lena Dunham


"Emma Cline’s first novel positively hums with fresh, startling, luminous prose. The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction."
Jennifer Egan


"The Girls is a brilliant and intensely consuming novel - imposing not just for a writer so young, but for any writer, any time."
Richard Ford


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


THE INSTANT BESTSELLER . An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post . NPR . The Guardian . Entertainment Weekly . San Francisco Chronicle . Financial Times . Esquire . Newsweek . Vogue . Glamour . People . The Huffington Post . Elle . Harper's Bazaar . Time Out . BookPage . Publishers Weekly . Slate

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged - a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize . Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award . Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize . The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice . Emma Cline - One of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists

Praise for The Girls

"Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate." - Lena Dunham

"Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story." - The New York Times Book Review

"Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed." - The Washington Post

"Hypnotic." - The Wall Street Journal

"Gorgeous." - Los Angeles Times

"Savage." - The Guardian

"Astonishing." - The Boston Globe

"Superbly written." - James Wood, The New Yorker

"Intensely consuming." - Richard Ford

"A spectacular achievement." - Lucy Atkins, The Times

"Thrilling." - Jennifer Egan

"Compelling and startling." - The Economist

"Elegant and nostalgic." - Julie Beck, The Atlantic

"Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal - emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion - and in her novel she's converted a quintessentially '60s story into something timeless." - Christian Lorentzen, New York

Genre: Historical
 
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Used availability for Emma Cline's The Girls


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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 1-78474-044-6 / 978-1-78474-044-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-8129-9860-X / 978-0-8129-9860-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-8129-8802-7 / 978-0-8129-8802-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 1-78470-174-2 / 978-1-78470-174-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-399-59174-5 / 978-0-399-59174-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Lcc Us
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1994 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Elaine Kagan
ISBN: 0-8129-8986-4 / 978-0-8129-8986-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 1-78474-045-4 / 978-1-78474-045-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girls: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-7352-0818-2 / 978-0-7352-0818-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: HorbucHHamburg HHV GmbH
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-14-752399-0 / 978-0-14-752399-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Random House
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