THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. It’s officially 2017 and we’re already ridiculously excited about the many books being published over the next twelve months.

To celebrate the New Year, we’re giving away a hardback copy of one of our favourite books from 2016 – Emma Cline’s bestselling The Girls. 

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….

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?

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning this gripping book:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Girls was published by Chatto & Windus on 16 June 2016

T&Cs:

Eligibility: This competition is open to UK residents only.

Running Time: The competition will run from Tuesday 3 January 2017 to Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Prize: We have 1 hardback book to give away in total. There is no cash alternative.

Entry: Entry is via the Rafflecopter form on the competition page. You will be required to follow Culturefly on Twitter, with further social media entry options.

Selecting a Winner: The winner will be picked at random from all the entries received and they will be notified by email.

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