EMMA CLINE reads from her debut novel THE GIRLS

The Girls (Random House)

Selected as one of 2016’s Must Read Books by Entertainment Weekly, Flavorwire & The Millions, Skylight Books is proud to welcome one of the most exciting debuts in recent memory.
The Girls is the story of Evie, a woman who is haunted by the summer of 1969 in California when she was a lonely fourteen-year-old. One day she sees a girl at a park, a girl with a gang of other girls who seem free and alive. She is mesmerized by them, Suzanne in particular. She is quickly drawn into their soon-to-be infamous cult and meets the man who is its charismatic leader. As her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie becomes closer and closer to unthinkable violence and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong. Cline perfectly captures the voice of an adolescent girl who feels insignificant—the girl who cannot let go of that person who first noticed her. With razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight, The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction—and an unforgettable portrait of girls, and of the women they become.  

Praise for The Girls

“Emma Cline’s first novel positively hums with fresh, startling, luminous prose. The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction.”—Jennifer Egan

“Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate. The Girls destroys our ability to consider violence a foreign territory, and reminds us that behind so many of our culture's fables exists a girl: unseen, unheard, angry. This book will break your heart and blow your mind.”—Lena Dunham

"The Girls is a brilliant and intensely consuming novel—imposing not just for a writer so young, but for any writer, any time."—Richard Ford

"I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline’s understanding of human beings or her mastery of language.”—Mark Haddon

Emma Cline is from California. Her fiction has appeared in Paris Review, and she was the recipient of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for Fiction in 2014.

Photo by Megan Cline

Event date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812998603
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016