Girls is the debut novel by 28-year-old American writer Emma Kline and has become a big literary event this year.
The plot is guessed at the outline of the story of Charles Manson and his commune-sect, which consisted mostly of young girls. Emma Kline’s novel, imbued with the atmosphere of the sixties, is about secret desires, about deep complexes hidden even from ourselves, about the defenselessness and vulnerability of youth, about the lack of love and how far girls can go in search of this love and warmth.
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Northern California, the turbulent 1960s is coming to an end. In early summer, a lonely, self-absorbed 14-year-old Evie Boyd sees a group of girls in the park. They are strikingly different from everyone Evie knows. Relaxed manners, casual clothes, freedom in every movement — Evie is fascinated by them. And soon she herself will become one of these girls, will join a commune where there is no place for rules, where life is completely different from the usual routine, where the world revolves around the charismatic Russell. Carried away by a new life, obsessed with a craving for a new girlfriend, Evie is getting closer and closer to the abyss, to the point that will change life and death in places.
Press about the book:
Half the world is reading the story of girls caught in a sex sect, written with nagging touchingness, the quiet tenderness of this novel literally turns you inside out. Debut of immense power.
A tempting, seductive, frightening novel about growing up.
The New York Times Book Review
Emma Kline is much more interested in the traps and traps that lie in wait for a person in the transition from childhood to adulthood, the despair and feeling of hopeless loneliness that are familiar to many girls, much more than violence and the history of famous murders. «Girls» is not a novelistic reconstruction of a horror story known to all, but a subtle psychological novel.
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