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The Girls

(2016)
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Girls - their vulnerability, strength, and passion to belong - are at the heart of this stunning first novel for audiences of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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 - and to that moment in a girl's life when everything can go horribly wrong.

Emma Cline's remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight. The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction - and an indelible portrait of girls and of the women they become.

Genre: Historical    

Praise for this book

"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


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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 0-8129-9860-X / 978-0-8129-9860-3 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-8129-8802-7 / 978-0-8129-8802-4 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-78470-174-2 / 978-1-78470-174-1 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cline Emma
ISBN: 0-399-59174-5 / 978-0-399-59174-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 0-8129-8986-4 / 978-0-8129-8986-1 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-78474-045-4 / 978-1-78474-045-0 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 0-7352-0818-2 / 978-0-7352-0818-6 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girls
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girls
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June 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 0-14-752399-0 / 978-0-14-752399-0 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girls
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Cline
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