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The Resource The girls : a novel, Emma Cline

The girls : a novel, Emma Cline

Label
The girls : a novel
Title
The girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Cline
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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?
Summary
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle, only to find herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Shirley Jackson Awards, Novel, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485725
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cline, Emma
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communal living
  • Teenagers
  • Coming of age
  • Teenage girls
  • Communal living
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Counterculture
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The girls : a novel, Emma Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057597147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781784740450
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951719685
Label
The girls : a novel, Emma Cline
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057597147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781784740450
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951719685

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