The Girls (Paperback)
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The Girls (Paperback)

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Published: 04/05/2017
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Waterstones Says

A sinuous thriller based on the warped appeal of the Manson Family and set under the Californian sun, Cline’s disturbing debut is a hypnotic depiction of personality cults, countercultural conformity and psychopathy masquerading as peace and love.

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for May 2017

As soon as I'd caught sight of the girls cutting their way through the park, my attention stayed pinned on them. The black-haired girl with her attendants, their laughter a rebuke to my aloneness. I was waiting for something without knowing what.

If you're lost, they'll find you...

Evie Boyd is fourteen and desperate to be noticed. It's 1969 and everywhere the heat of a Californian summer beats down and restless, empty days stretch ahead.

Until she sees them. The girls. Hair long and uncombed, jewelry catching the sun. A scattering of young women who are everything she is not, each utterly sure and at one with everything seemingly beyond Evie’s reach. And at their centre, Suzanne, black-haired and beautiful.

Willingly, she begins to drop into their tranquilised circle, oblivious of the danger that sits so cruelly at its centre. 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?

Already a worldwide Bestseller, Emma Cline’s The Girls, is probably one of the most unsettling and quietly disturbing debuts of its kind.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784701741
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA 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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Hardback

“Intensely brilliant and horrifying at the same time.....”

Set in California, the summer of 1969 , we read the story of 14 year old Evie, bored and lonely she meets a bunch girls belonging to an sex and drug fuelled cult. At the centre of the story unthinkably violent... More

Hardback edition
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“Manson-esque Magnificence”

This one took me by surprise. I was not sure what I was expecting when I requested a proof – I'd read about the this being the 'Lead Debut' for Vintage, and all the good press that comes with the honour... More

Hardback edition
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SJ2B House of Books

“The Hot Summer Read of 2016”

First off, my thoughts on the two very different cover images:
UK Cover Reminiscent of a Summer during the '60's era of flower power and hippy peace and love. This image has a rather sinister ambience... More

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