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    The instant best seller

    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 GuardianEntertainment WeeklySan Francisco ChronicleFinancial TimesEsquire Newsweek Vogue Glamour People The Huffington PostElle Harper’s BazaarTime OutBookPage Publishers WeeklySlate   

    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 

    “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)

    ©2016 Emma Cline (P)2016 Random House Audio

    Kritikerstimmen

    “[The Girls reimagines] the American novel... Like Mary Gaitskill’s Veronica or Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, The Girls captures a defining friendship in its full humanity with a touch of rock-memoir, tell-it-like-it-really-was attitude.” (Vogue)

    “Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.... The most remarkable quality of this novel is Cline’s ability to articulate the anxieties of adolescence in language that’s gorgeously poetic without mangling the authenticity of a teenager’s consciousness. The adult’s melancholy reflection and the girl’s swelling impetuousness are flawlessly braided together.... For a story that traffics in the lurid notoriety of the Manson murders, The Girls is an extraordinary act of restraint. With the maturity of a writer twice her age, Cline has written a wise novel that’s never showy: a quiet, seething confession of yearning and terror.” (The Washington Post)

    “Outstanding... Cline’s novel is an astonishing work of imagination - remarkably atmospheric, preternaturally intelligent, and brutally feminist.... Cline painstakingly destroys the separation between art and faithful representation to create something new, wonderful, and disorienting.” (The Boston Globe)

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    Tiefer Blick in eine Mädchenseele

    Weniger ein Roman über einen blutigen Sektenmord, sondern viel, VIEL mehr ein Roman über eine 14jährige und deren innere Gründe, sich in dieses Geschehen ziehen zu lassen. Es geht um intensivste Gefühle, gerade zwischen Mädchen, um Zugehörigkeit. Natürlich auch um einen alternativen, freien Lebensstil außerhalb der elterlichen Kontrolle. Aber voll allem geht es um den Blick in eine weibliche Teenagerseele, was diese sucht und – fatalerweise – als Orientierung findet. Ein großartiger Debütroman, der tief einschlägt.

    Sprachlich gesehen, richtet Emma Cline den Leser mit unverblümten, dennoch clever und überraschend gebauten Sätzen immer mehr zu. Ihre Formulierungen sind scharf, immer wieder innovativ. Explizite, richtiggehend abstoßende sexuelle Szenen wechseln sich ab mit brennenden oder sinnlichen Sätzen. Eine wilde Mischung ist das, und man fragt sich fast ängstlich, was so eine Debüt-Autorin noch alles aus dem Ärmel zaubern wird.

    Auch Sprecherin Cady McClain tut ihr Übriges, um die soghafte Besessenheit der Geschichte zu unterstützen. Während die ältere Evie müde und gebrochen wirkt, sind die Rückblicke geprägt von der ganzen Palette jungen Empfindens: ein provokant gelangweilter Ton wechselt sich ab mit tiefer Verunsicherung, mit Sehnsucht, mit Passion. Gerade die Passagen, in denen es um Evie’s Eindrücken von Suzanne geht, wickeln den Hörer mit hypnotischer Kraft unmerklich ein.

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    Summer of 69

    Captivating coming-of-age story, set in 1969 California. Much has been written about this book recently when the German translation was published. However, I recommend listening to it without reading any reviews beforehand and just immersing yourself in the story. The narrator transports the voices and personalities perfectly, taking you right into that hot, dry summer.

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    beautifully written!

    this was originally written novel. it was also very well performed. my only concern was the tempo. I was not able to listen to the book in one shot, and after being away for awhile, I felt like I was listening to the same thing over and over again. by the time the book reached its climax, I was feeling a bit drawn out. however, there is nothing to be said except glowing praise for the writing style. really enjoyed it!

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    It is a book every female should read

    It is about the time when a girl‘s life changes to become a woman and to choose its pathes in life. It is about friendship, trust and depending on other people, how to know who is good for you and who isn‘t. The story happened 50 years ago - and could have happened be today. It is about the strength of women who don‘t realise how strong they are - and about men who take advantage of that. It is a masterpiece. The voice and reading of Cady McClain makes every audio session a real pleasure that takes you right back in the Californian Hippie feeling from the summer of 69.