Emma Cline精采的首部小說，彷彿擁有魔力般，以精準的描述與心理層面的深入探討，描繪令人難忘的女孩群像，以及她們變成了什麼樣的女人。喜愛傑佛瑞．尤金尼德斯（Jeffrey Eugenides）的《少女死亡日記》（The Virgin Suicides）與珍妮佛．伊根（Jennifer Egan）的《時間裡的癡人》（A Visit from the Goon Squad）的讀者，不能錯過這本驚艷之作。
California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life..."This book will break your heart and blow your mind." (Lena Dunham). Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways. Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?