The Resource The girls : a novel, Emma Cline

The girls : a novel, Emma Cline

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The girls : a novel
Title
The girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Cline
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Girls--their vulnerability, strength, and passion to belong--are at the heart of this stunning first novel for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides's 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 enthralled by 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
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Title
The girls
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Summary
California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture 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. "This book will break your heart and blow your mind." (Lena Dunham). Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. 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?
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Character
Award
Shirley Jackson Awards, Novel, 2016.
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L547
LC item number
G58 2016b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Emma Cline
The girls : a novel, Emma Cline
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The girls : a novel, Emma Cline
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
369 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780735208186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
cat24
System control number
  • ocn928105919
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