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Cline, Emma. THE GIRLS: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 360 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Emma Cline's "The Girls". Eagerly anticipated and published to enormous critical acclaim. "Spellbinding. A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story, told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry. Gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart. She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension, in a Summer of Longing and Loss" (The New York Times). "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. A wise novel that's never showy: A quiet, seething confession of yearning and terror" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Emma Cline collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (three days after publication) in black pen-marker on the title page by the author: "Emma Cline 06/17/16 LA". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed, placed, and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are subsequent printings. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 081299860X. $80.00

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