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The girls: a novel

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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
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Full title girls
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auth_author2 McClain, Cady, 1969-, Mcclain, Cady.
author Emma Cline
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display_description Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park whom she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle. Evie, grateful for their charismatic leader's attention, the sense of family the group offers, and the assurance of the girls, is swept into their chaotic cult existence. As things turn darker, her choices become riskier. A wonderfully written debut novel about the harm we can do, to ourselves and others, in our hunger for belonging and acceptance. --
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Communal living -- California -- Fiction, Counterculture -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Large type books, Nineteen sixties -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display The girls : a novel
title_full The Girls A Novel, The girls : a novel / Emma Cline, The girls [electronic resource] : a novel / Emma Cline, The girls [sound recording] : a novel / Emma Cline, The girls [text (large print)] : a novel / Emma Cline
title_short The girls :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Communal living, Counterculture, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Nineteen sixties, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage girls