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The Girls

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
It's the summer of 1969. In California, a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways. Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?

Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781784740443

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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2001 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 1-78474-044-6 / 978-1-78474-044-3 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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1900 : UK Paperback
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girls the Exp: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-399-59174-5 / 978-0-399-59174-7 (USA edition)
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls
Author(s): Elaine Kagan
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
Author(s): Emma Cline
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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September 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
ISBN: 1-4893-6094-8 / 978-1-4893-6094-6 (Australia edition)
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September 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-4893-6095-6 / 978-1-4893-6095-3 (Australia edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girls
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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June 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girls
Author(s): Emma Cline
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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