The bestselling debut that took 2016 by storm - a brilliant coming-of-age story with a dark heart- 'This book will break your heart and blow your mind' Lena Dunham
Emma Cline is from California. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House and the Paris Review. She was the recipient of the 2014 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for fiction and is a Granta Best Young American Novelist.
"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